Sustainable Building, Creating Homes and Communities for the Future – September 2016

Sustainable Building, Creating Homes and Communities for the Future - September 6th 2016

Sustainable Building

Supporting Partners

Supporting Partners Sustainable Building, RTPI, PAS, Homes For Scotland, Architecture and Design Scotland, BRE


sponsors for Sustainable Building, Kingspan, CMS, The Land Trust, Sustrans, LDA Design

Sustainability is a crucial factor within the modern construction process and the creation of new homes and communities as we as the infrastructure that serves them. This reflects a wider cultural prioritisation of low carbon, environmentally responsible credentials. Given the size and scale of construction activity within the housing and social housing sectors over the coming years, improvements in this area can have a dramatic impact on social and environmental objectives. This has also driven the demand for the new communities and the thousands of new homes which are to be produced to be done so to a higher standard with contractors expected to add social, economic and environmental value and sustainability.

This conference will consider the incorporation of sustainable principles within the construction processes of new buildings and the retrofitting of existing stock, from changes in public policy to the evolution and innovation in design, the development of new materials, the creation of jobs and apprenticeships within these new communities. The event will bring together thought leaders from across Scotland and beyond to discuss the modernisation of construction practices, and explore how innovative solutions can be used to improve sustainability and deliver lasting value. The conference will also present a unique forum for knowledge exchange, open discussion and cross-sector engagement.

A copy of the agenda for the event follows below and will be updated regularly, click on the session headings for more information. If you have any queries, please contact us via

Opening address

Upcoming developments – Karen Campbell, Homes for Scotland

Making the most of existing stock and retrofitting – Rufus Logan, BRE Scotland

Creating better communities – Euan Hall, The Land Trust

Holistic placemaking: Sighthill TRA & other case studies – Fraser Osment, LDA Design


Innovation in sustainable communities and place making – Kate Houghton, RTPI Scotland

People and places; creating a liveable place – Daisy Narayanan, Sustrans

Gap Homes;  innovation in housing for vulnerable young people -Elizabeth McShane, Barnardo’s

Environmental technology case study – Lindsay Wilson, Kingspan


Environmental and social KPIs – Gordon Hunter, Hub South West

The importance of environmental, social and economic sustainability in operating a successful business – Sarah Wilson and Anna West, CMS Window Systems

Creating Skills for the future – Phil Ford, Skills Development Scotland

Construction industry sustainability and supply chain case study


Event Venue - The Innovation Hub, Castlecary, Cumbernauld, G68 0FS