Category: Sustainability

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!

Reusing Historic Buildings: The Green Choice

Thursday 30 August 2018


Steven from our Heritage Directorate gives four great examples of how traditional buildings can be re-purposed to become sustainable and energy-efficient homes and workplaces.

Gardez L’Eau – ‘watch out for the water’

Thursday 25 January 2018


Decay from weather, water and salts to Bothwell Castle’s Latrine Tower prompted conservation work at the site.

3D moisture mapping: Why we do it!

Friday 29 December 2017


Sofia Antonopoulou, SIGMA Digital Documentation Officer, explains why Historic Environment Scotland’s conservation teams are using 3D moisture mapping to analyse and protect...

From empty shell to energy efficient: making our building sustainable

Wednesday 26 October 2016


We created our sustainable conservation centre using traditional skills and local materials. Learn about how we did it, and discover how sustainability is at the heart of what we do inside the building.