A major milestone has been reached on a flagship, net zero carbon housing development in Edinburgh as the first homes are now under construction. Located on Waterfront Avenue in Granton, ‘Plot D1’ will comprise over 70 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments alongside several commercial u
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A new catalogue of net zero carbon building designs could provide a significant boost to Scotland’s affordable housing sector, as part of a standardised approach for local authorities and housing associations to adopt across a range of future developments. The energy-efficient design and perfo
Wheatley Group has joined forces with a panel of world-leading environmental experts to support its journey to net zero. A panel with renowned national and international academics and thought-leaders has been set up to support its sustainability plans and help meet the Scottish Government’s re
The hardships and challenging living conditions faced by asylum seekers in Glasgow during the Covid-19 pandemic have been documented in a new film.
A symposium hosted by Edinburgh Napier Business School has submitted proposals to the Scottish Government on how small parcels of land in Scotland can become a key revenue source - while enabling Scotland to meet its ambitious carbon reduction targets. The five-point action plan is based on the curr
A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.
A new study is being carried out into more environmentally friendly methods for laying housing foundations on peatland that could pave the way for increased economic development in parts of the Highlands and Islands, while mitigating disruption to the natural ecosystem and captured carbon dioxide.
A consortium of researchers is undertaking a project that could pave the way for the mainstream adoption of using digital technologies to remotely inspect construction sites – a move that could underpin a quicker and more efficient sector in Scotland.
A new exhibition currently open in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable buildings factory-made from wood, demonstrating how innovative timber engineering methods can overcome traditional construction challenges. Supported by Scottish Forestry, engineering and built environment students from Edinburgh N
An Edinburgh Napier student is looking to use his design skills to help foster a sense of community in new housing developments. As part of the Edinburgh Napier Degree Show, fourth year graphic design student Rory Cotter has designed a unique kit for new homeowners that gives them some handy tools t
Jon Stinson and Julio Bros Williamson, research fellows in the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University, believe that smarter, better, faster – homes built in a factory benefit everyone. The methods we use to build homes in the UK are constantly evolving.
Professor Sean Smith will chair the new working group The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available for housing and construction developments.
A new housing development for Link Group Ltd and Paragon Housing Association at Queen Street, Alva has been opened officially opened by the minister for local government and housing, Kevin Stewart. The £5.3 million construction of 48 homes for social rent began in February 2016, and was supported b
A student halls of residence belonging to Napier University in Edinburgh has been found to be clad in the same material as the Grenfell Tower block in London. The university said the cladding was used on about a quarter of the external walls at its Bainfield Halls facility.
Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken, second from right, congratulates Bert Robberechts, Clement Luciani, King Him Fung and Callum Barclay Students from Edinburgh Napier University have showcased their creative skills at a 24 hour event aimed at tackling homelessness in the city.