Fife Architects are excited to have submitted a planning application for a new build Passivhaus on the outskirts of Auchtermuchty, Fife.  With a strong project team of committed client, planning consultant and agent Montgomery Forgan (Cupar) and lead consultants Fife Architects, we hope that Fife Council will support this unique project.

If you are unfamiliar with the Passivhaus (or Passive House) energy standard, you might be interested to know that designing and building to this standard allows new build’s to operate on a mere 10% of energy than that of a new build built to current regulations.  This means energy usage and BILLS are extremely low.  The Passivhaus (PH) standard can be applied to ALL building types, not only houses as the English translation suggests.  Countries in Europe such as Germany (where the PH standard originates), Austria and Sweden have been building this way since the 1990’s and this building type continues to grow.  There are several complete PH projects in Scotland, with more under construction in the industry.

If you are interested in PH design please call us for a discussion or click on these links for useful information;


Passive House