Forming a major part of one of Scotland’s largest regeneration projects, Western Villages is set to become the country’s largest net zero housing development. Designed by Cooper Cromar, the development is situated in the west of the Granton Waterfront with views towards the Firth of Forth. Proposals for the 3.2ha site have been developed in partnership with CCG (Scotland) Ltd and comprise 444 flats in a mix of one, two and three bedrooms.
Western Villages has been designed to achieve Platinum level under Section 7 (Sustainability) of the 2019 Building Standards.
From the outset, the key areas of focus for the design team were to maximise fabric performance and avoid the use of fossil fuels. This approach, together with the use of on-site renewable energy, will greatly reduce energy demand and deliver a significant reduction in utility costs.
Carbon Futures have worked closely with our design team colleagues from the outset to produce a cost-effective and practical energy strategy, delivering a low-carbon development, future-proofed against upcoming government legislation. Utilising a fabric first approach through the use of CCG's off-site manufactured timber frame system, presents a fantastic example of how the construction industry can support the nationwide effort to reduce carbon emissions and create a more sustainable future.
Additional consultancy services provided include Thermal Bridge Modelling, Approved Certifier of Design (Energy), Energy Assessment and Performance Certification.