Category: Sustainability

“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.

How to make your older home more energy efficient: our top resources

Monday 11 April 2022


From case studies to blogs, discover some of our top resources where you can find out more about how to improve the energy efficiency in your traditional (pre-1919) home.

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.

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