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SUST SEMINARS AT SCOTLAND'S HOUSING EXPO

13th August 2010

Throughout Scotland's Housing Expo a series of seminars, organised by Sust, will offer an opportunity for housing and building specialists to hear expert opinion on a range of special interest topics related to the industry. Sust is the Scottish Government's Sustainability in Architecture Programme which is part of Architecture and Design Scotland.

The SUST seminars will run every Tuesday and Wednesday during the next three weeks - book your place now! All seminars are included in the cost of your Expo admission. To book a place, please contact: Morven MacLeod on 07733 111 464 or morven.macleod[AT]highland.gov.uk

Seminar themes for Tuesday 17 August and Wednesday 18 August include: energy solutions and sustainability, funding sustainable energy solutions, the role of the passive house design in delivering a zero carbon economy, indigenous materials, building affordability with massive timber, the potential for use of Scottish timber and Scottish stone in construction. See below for full details or visit www.scotlandshousingexpo.com/whats_on for a downloadable programme.

Themes for the final week of the seminars include ecological design and the potential for use of Scottish timber in construction.

The full programme is available at www.scotlandshousingexpo.com/whats_on

These seminars are likely to qualify for your CPD programme.

Tuesday 17th - Energy Solutions & Sustainability
Speakers:
13.15 - Neil Phillips - Director - Positive Solutions
Funding sustainable energy solutions
13.45 - Stuart Watson - Senior Architect - Research and Sustainability - BSD - Scottish Government Building Sustainability into the Building Regulations
14.30 - Ross Barrett - Associate HLM AD - Designer - The Passive House
The role of 'Passive House' design in a delivering a zero carbon economy (in association with from the Scottish Passive House Centre)
15.00 - Peter McDonald - New Business Director and
Janet McAllister - Technical Services Director - Fyne Homes
Energy Supply - Good the Bad and the Ugly
15.30 - Discussion
16.00 - Close

Wednesday 18th - Indigenous Materials
Chaired by:
Peter Wilson - Director, the Wood Studio - Forest Products Research Institute -
Edinburgh Napier University
Speakers:
13.00 - Peter Wilson - Introduction Context - The potential - self sufficiency or dependency culture?
13.15 - John Gilbert - Principal Architect - John Gilbert Architects - Designers - the Timber House Building Affordably with Massive Timber
13.45 - Peter Wilson - Director, the Wood Studio - Forest Products Research Institute - Edinburgh Napier University
14.30 - Colin Tennant - Chief Executive - Scottish Stone Liaison Group
The potential for use of Scottish Stone - a lost cause or a new opportunity?
15.00 - Jonathan Charley - Director of Cultural Studies, Dept Architecture, University of Strathclyde
Re-imagining a Productive Landscape for Scotland - The Spaces of Labour Project
15.30 - Discussion
16.00 - Close

Full details of all talks and seminars can be found at
www.scotlandshousingexpo.com/whats_on.

 

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