S4M-02414: Beattie Passive Affordable Social Housing in Dunfermline

That the Parliament welcomes the construction of four social housing homes by Beattie Passive in Inchkeith Drive, Dunfermline; understands that Beattie Passive Build System Limited is a patented build system that uses traditional, readily available construction materials in an energy efficient way to build properties of Passivhaus certified standards, which it is understood require 90% less heating and reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 100%; further understands that Beattie Passive has proved successful in the private residential market and that the build system could be used for schools, nursing homes and factories; considers that, in recent years, high fuel costs have combined with a shortage in affordable, energy-efficient social housing to trap many households in fuel poverty; considers that this style of construction could potentially eliminate fuel poverty; welcomes the fact that the build system will be manufactured and erected by young local trainees from the Fife Skills Development Centre in Kirkcaldy, and believes that the simplicity of this build system will help make more jobs available to young people throughout Scotland.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lyle, Maureen Watt, Kevin Stewart, Gil Paterson, Mike MacKenzie, Colin Beattie, Stuart McMillan

Date Lodged: 20/03/2012

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