Scotland set for first Passivhaus high school

First Passivhaus high school is planned for Scotland after Edinburgh City Council unveiled plans for the new Currie Community High School.

The campus will use the rigorous Passivhaus energy standard and aims to reduce the amount of energy needed for heating by up to 90% and lowers the total amount of energy used by around 70%. The new school will support Edinburgh's goal of net zero emissions by 2030.

The school will have five core elements: education, inclusion, outdoor learning and sustainability, digital learning and community access.

Health and wellbeing feature prominently in the designs with the creation of a dedicated wellbeing hub and separate wellness centre to support pupils.

This article originally appeared on Construction Manager
Image source: Edinburgh City Council

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