Category: Sustainability

How to storm-proof your older building or home

Thursday 30 September 2021


Scotland's changing climate means there will be more severe weather events, like storms, in the future. Find out what this means for older buildings and some of the steps you can take to protect your historic home.

Sustainable Homes: Plastic Free Solutions For Your Building Refurbishment

Thursday 8 July 2021


Make small scale DIY repairs and refurbishing jobs around your house more plastic-free and less reliant on materials using fossil fuels.

Down to Earth: Scotland’s Earth Building Past and Future

Wednesday 21 April 2021


When thinking about Scotland’s historic places, stone might be the first ancient building material that comes to mind. Scotland’s traditional...

9 easy ways to save energy in an older home or building

Thursday 28 January 2021


Older homes are considered hard to heat. But with simple changes to your home and your behaviour, you can save energy with little to no cost. These top tips from our Senior Technical Officer Lila Angelaka are easy ways to save energy in your older home.

Old buildings can’t be energy efficient, right?

Thursday 27 August 2020


Over 20% of Scotland’s houses are traditional buildings. Can we make them more energy efficient while making sure their historic character is preserved? Senior Technical Officer Lila explores three projects doing just that.

4 surprising facts about our sustainable building

Monday 7 October 2019


Some of our building in Stirling might look very modern, but a lot of the materials we've used are older than you might think. Discover some of the ways we made our traditional building more sustainable, with a contemporary twist!

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