Metal Technology secures Passivhaus project

Metal Technology’s Passive House products have been specified for the new £65million Currie Community High School in Edinburgh, which will provide 1,000 student places with three floors of teaching blocks.

The building has been designed to offer beautiful, light filled and healthy learning places and become a vibrant community hub, with outstanding health and fitness facilities, a Passivhaus swimming pool, a café, outdoor informal play spaces, a sensory garden, and public allotments.

To adhere to Passivhaus, the school will have better air quality, advanced insulation and greater airtightness. The Passivhaus standard aligns to Edinburgh Council’s net zero commitments that all new build and refurbishment projects should be sustainable. The building’s total energy usage will reportedly be reduced up to 70% compared to a traditional build school, making it significantly more cost effective to run.

Through approved fabricator Avtek, Metal Technology will supply a range of its architectural glazing products, including its Passive House range, to help deliver the education facility.

The Passive House school which will be divided into two phases with an overall completion expected in 2025.

Metal Technology says it is leading the way in Passive House education, with further secured projects to be built to Passivhaus standards.