Craigmillar Primary School.
The development is being built by Castlerock Edinvar Housing Association. Castle Rocks CEO Alister Steele had in the past really opened my eyes to the possibilities of energy efficiency. I was fortunate enough to see with my own eyes exactly what he was getting at.
The idea is to eliminate drafts as far as possible and to carefully control the flow of air. This involves a heavy duty polythene layer described as sort of boil in the bag! The technology is so effective that the amount of heating the resident needs is minimal. This is Scotland and anything we can do to cut the bills of residents has to be welcomed. Doing that at the building stage is much cheaper.
The development looks is going to be very attractive as you will see from the image left. Readers with keener eye sight will spot my white knuckles on the photo above. I have no head for heights and am pictured, nervous, at the top of scaffolding!