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Working with Zero Waste Scotland and Ricardo we developed a guide for participants in the construction industry to reduce construction waste and its impacts. This guide is aimed at anyone involved in making decisions at the design stage of construction projects. This could include: architects; quantity...

Appointed by A+DS and aimed at supporting the work of Estates Teams across the NHS in Scotland tasked with making decisions on the reuse of existing buildings, the report is a study into the sustainability of reusing healthcare buildings. The NHS has a large existing...

Sustainable Dunblane was awarded funding from the Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to study ‘Hard to Treat’ Housing in Dunblane which represents 42% of Dunblane Community Council’s housing stock. 18 representative houses were surveyed and studied using a variety of techniques and the results have been...

Director Chris Morgan, working with MEARU at Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Caledonian University, has published the outcomes of two year research examining and monitoring the performance of a number of Scottish Passive House projects. Abstract Climate change and sustainability legislation in recent years has led...

[gallery ids="15618,15619,15617"] South Seeds is a community-led charity that is based in the south of Glasgow. South Seeds main effort goes into helping local residents tackle climate change by taking practical action such as improving home energy efficiency, cutting energy bills and tackling fuel poverty. South Seeds...

John Gilbert Architects are at the forefront of Passivhaus development in Scotland. We have built certified passivhaus homes and undertaken research into new passivhaus techniques. Our current projects are shown below. Passivhaus Basics Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort, whilst using very little energy...

Director Matt Bridgestock worked with two other architects, Sam Foster and James Henderson, to produce research and English information on Brettstapel timber construction. The aim was to stimulate the development of a healthier, greener building material and we published this information on a dedicated website. Brettstapel is the term...

About the Tenement Handbook The Tenement Handbook is an essential guide to all those who live in traditional Scottish tenements, as well as owners and tenants who live in jointly owned property whether old or new, purpose built or conversion. The handbook is fully illustrated and tells...

Commissioned by Scottish Ecological Design Association and co-written with Howard Liddel and Sandy Halliday of Gaia Research we considered design and detailing for more sustainable construction. This guide seeks to help all involved to minimise the toxic loads in construction, products, buildings and the built environment...

Commissioned by Edinburgh City Council and Homeworks, we developed a booklet explaining how changes in the 2004 Tenements Act affect communal parts of tenements. We authored, designed and distributed the booklet to 170,000 owners in Edinburgh. Download The final version is available to download here - Who Rules...