Drymen Passivhaus

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

15 new homes certified to the Passivhaus Standard on Conic Way & Montrose Way in Drymen, set within the natural beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Location: Drymen, Stirlingshire

Client: Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association

Project Value: £2.6m

Status: Complete

Specialisation: New build Passivhaus homes

This new build development replaces existing failing prefabricated homes on the site with affordable homes designed to Passivhaus standard. Hanover (Scotland) HA looked to the expertise of ECD in designing high quality, sustainable buildings in order to provide energy efficient and comfortable homes for their tenants in a mixture of amenity housing for returning residents and general needs housing.

One of the key features of the design is the optimal solar orientation of the units, designed in such a way that a standard plan form could be used whilst allowing the south facade in all instances to benefit from solar gains to the living areas.

Heating is provided to the super-insulated homes by air source heat pumps and the MVHR systems ensure a constant supply of fresh, clean air to homes which have outstanding levels of airtightness.


  • Winner:  Scottish Home Awards – Affordable Housing Category
  • Shortlisted:  Inside Housing Development Awards – Best Healthy Homes Development category
  • Shortlisted:  Inside Housing Development Awards – Best Affordable Housing Development category

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