Free

SEDA/EUSAS Green Drinks: Sustainability in Big Construction Projects 22 Feb

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

David Hume Tower Room LG.07

University of Edinburgh

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JX

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

The Scottish Ecological Design Association and EUSAS invite you to join an informal blether / information sharing over a drink and informal meetup 6-8.30pm Thursday 22 February at David Hume Tower Rm LG.07, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JX.

  • Can larger building projects really contribute to sustainability?

  • What are the options for building designers and construction managers?

  • What tools and what approaches can help keep projects on track?

Led by specially invited practitioners (Contractrors, Engineers, Architects) trying to put sustainable design into effect in larger companies and projects, the evening will discuss the hurdles, opportunities and strategies that can be most effective to make construction in Scotland greener.
Free entrance – there will be light refreshments available for donation for those that come early!

Speakers on the night:

Karen Coultard has 15 years’ experience as a multi-disciplinary practitioner (Contractor, Architect, BREEAM Assessor, Adaptation Planner), researcher (MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at CAT) and lecturer (Edinburgh College of Art). As Sustainability Manager for GRAHAM Construction, Karen is developing their strategic approach to achieving potential carbon neutrality.

Richard Atkins is a Chartered Architect who designs sustainable buildings and advises clients, government and stakeholders. A long-time champion of SEDA and active in advocating sustainability in the profession, Richard recently completed a PhD entitled 'Assessing Environmental, Social and Financial Sustainability in the Existing Built Environment'. He has views on how companies can be incentivised to do the right thing.

Ingrid Berkeley, Sustainability Consultant and BREEAM Manager at Max Fordham M&E Engineers, will share experience of delivering Soft Landings in practice. Ingrid is a member of the Heriot-Watt University Industrial Advisory Panel for the Architectural Engineering programmes. Also a full member of CIBSE and as part of the CIBSE Scotland committee, Ingrid is actively preparing for the upcoming CIBSE Conference in Glasgow on 20 March.

More information including membership at www.seda.uk.net/

EUSAS is a student led architecture society that showcases work from the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. We run a series of lectures and events that bring together student, academic and professional communities www.eusas.co.uk/

Picture of Client and Design Team during refurbishment of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

David Hume Tower Room LG.07

University of Edinburgh

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JX

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved