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Energy Efficiency Standards and Traditional Buildings
Wednesday 3 May 2023
Making traditional buildings energy efficient is vital as we journey towards net zero. Senior Technical Officer, Moses Jenkins, busts some common myths around energy efficiency building standards in this blog.
Isabella Twaddle and Scotland’s Women Plumbers
Tuesday 7 March 2023
Women plumbers and women in other trades have historically been under-represented, but not completely invisible. Join Dr Nina Baker as she uncovers the women who carved a place for themselves in a male-dominated industry.
Designing for health: architecture in older buildings
Monday 3 October 2022
Find out how health was historically taken into account in the design of buildings and why it's now more relevant than ever.
“The greenest building is the one that already exists”: How traditional buildings are key to a circular society
Wednesday 20 July 2022
The construction and demolition industry is responsible for huge amounts of waste every year, in the UK accounting for around 60% of material use and waste. Madeleine Clark explores how traditional buildings are part of the solution.
Tour the quarries and fields that built Scotland, and could help us reach a low carbon future
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Join us on a virtual tour to find out more about Scotland's historic building materials, where they come from, what they have been used for, and ways they can help us build a sustainable future.
A day in the life of a conservation scientist
Thursday 11 February 2021
What is a conservation scientist? What do they do? And how do they do it? Sarah Hamilton is one of four scientists based at our conservation centre in Stirling and is here to help you find out! Read on to learn about everything from analysing some of the most spectacular and rare fossils in the British Isles, to data processing from the kitchen table...