A scheme to build more than 300 greener homes could support about 250 construction jobs, the Scottish Government has said.
Ministers have committed £13.5 million for the project which will build 335 "affordable homes" using modern, environmentally friendly methods to make them energy efficient. Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said families living in them should be able to save as much as £1,000 a year on fuel bills.
The money, from the Greener Homes Innovation Scheme, has been awarded to councils, housing associations and other organisations for 14 projects across Scotland, with most of the new homes intended for affordable rent.
Additional cash from other sources means the developments are expected to have a total value of £39 million.
Ms Burgess visited CCG Scotland in Glasgow, a business that is building homes under the scheme.
"This innovative scheme recognises the importance of using new, modern technologies to construct greener, cheaper, more energy efficient homes for people to live in," she said.
"Families moving into these new homes will be able to save up to £1,000 per year on running costs such as household energy bills, due to the energy efficiency measures employed to construct them.
"Not only will this investment promote innovative, modern methods of construction and provide a boost to the industry, it will add to the supply of fuel efficient housing which will help to cut energy bills and tackle fuel poverty."
Alastair Wylie, chairman and chief executive at CCG, said: "CCG has chosen to lead rather than be led in the delivery of new sustainable housing solutions. We are in the vanguard of delivering energy efficient housing using innovative means of off-site construction.
"We are delighted to receive support from the Greener Homes Innovation fund and commend the Scottish Government's endeavours to promote modern methods of construction."