Scotland Reports / Scotland's Housing Expo

Scotland’s Housing Expo in Inverness was a high profile event developed to showcase innovative sustainable housing that includes a variety of design ideas and technologies contained within one site. The project, completed in 2010, comprises 26 completed plots of individually designed low energy homes. The BPE study was undertaken on eight dwellings: four of these were social rented homes and the remaining four dwellings were owner occupied, sold under a shared ownership scheme.
The project examines the need for energy systems and building design and fabric to be intrinsically linked. Additionally the usability of heating systems and controls should not be overlooked and kept as simple as possible. Over- complicated ‘eco-bling’ should be avoided. Even systems that appear straightforward to designers can be complicated for users.
  • Domestic
  • Mixed tenure