Eildon Rural Green Living: Stepping off the brink in the Borders

An inspirational case study on Eildon Rural Green Living and how it contributed to net zero carbon emissions.

Eildon Group is working towards net zero housing

The Eildon Group has, according to Development Project Manager Kevin Scott, been ‘on the brink’ of a sustainability commitment for some time, incorporating elements like air source heat pumps and PV panels in its new builds.

Now, as part of a five-year strategy for growth both in the business and in housing provision in the Borders, the Group has committed to a series of projects with a full focus on sustainability.

Studying net-zero

Eildon Group is made up of parent company Eildon Housing Association Ltd and Eildon Enterprise Ltd. It provides housing, care and support services across the Borders region, and is recognised as one of the leading housing providers in Scotland.

As part of its growth strategy over the next five years, the Group plans to invest heavily in four pilot projects in Westruther, Broughton, Denholm and Innerleithen, each of which will explore a different sustainability standard of build – Passivhaus, Energiesprong, Volumetric and traditional timber frame.

Its aim is to create a selection of homes built to future-forward standards, and to monitor their energy performance over a period of around two years after completion.

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