North Sighthill is a £35 million development of 316 mixed tenure homes for social rent (96), mid-market rent (88) and sale (132), located in the west end of Edinburgh on the grounds of the former Sighthill high rise blocks, which were demolished in 2011. The project is for City of Edinburgh Council and Engie Regeneration Ltd and is designed by Anderson Bell + Christie.
The project is one of the largest new housebuilding projects in Edinburgh, after the regeneration of Pennywell located in the north of the city. This development is a key part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s commitment to deliver 16,000 affordable and low-cost homes over the next ten years.
The development is designed to achieve Bronze Active for sustainability under Section 7 of the Scottish Building Regulations, which was achieved by using solar photovoltaic panels (PV). The project is also designed to achieve Silver Level Aspect 1 under Section 7 of the Scottish Building Regulations.
Carbon Futures worked with the design team from inception to develop a cost-effective and practical energy and sustainability strategy for the development.
As energy consultants, our focus was to develop an enhanced fabric strategy through increased levels of insulation, minimising heat loss. By adopting a fabric first approach, the building design will maximise the performance of components and materials that make up the building fabric resulting in reduced capital and operational costs, improved energy efficiency and a reduction in carbon emissions.
Additional services provided by Carbon Futures include Design Certification, Building Regulation Compliance and Energy Performance Certification.