Passivhaus equivalent legislation set to be introduced in Scotland

A proposed private member’s bill in the Scottish Parliament addressing the energy and climate crises has been successful.

The Domestic Building Environmental Standards (Scotland) Bill which calls for all new housing in Scotland be built to the Passivhaus standard or to a Scottish equivalent has passed.

The Scottish Government has said it will implement the standards within two years through secondary legislation, introducing new minimum environmental design standards for all new-build housing to meet a Scottish equivalent to the Passivhaus standard, to improve energy efficiency and thermal performance.

This development work will commence early in 2023.

Find the Bill here: https://www.parliament.scot/bills-and-laws/proposals-for-bills/proposed-domestic-building-environmental-standards-scotland-bill