Rounding up the Scottish Construction Now COP26SCN feature showcasing the social housing sector’s efforts to combat climate change is Hanover Scotland’s development being built to Passivhaus standards in Drymen. With a portfolio including more than 5,000 properties, located in more than
The penultimate feature in our COP26SCN showcase sees the Borders Housing Network outline how the four Borders RSLs have come together with a new approach to tackle the issue of fuel poverty. A total of £450,000 in Scottish Government funding was awarded to the four Borders RSLs cons
For today's COP26SCN instalment Eildon shares the first-hand experience of tenants after a year and a half of living in its ground-breaking Passivhaus development at St Boswells.
The renovation of Queens Cross Housing Association homes at Cedar Court is next up in our COP26SCN feature following a visit to the development by a COP26 international delegation. Three of Glasgow’s best known high rise blocks have attracted international praise for their improved environment
Our #COP26SCN feature continues today with episode 2 of the Scottish Housing News Podcast in which former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black and Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay speak with Link Group’s finance director Nick Pollard about Environmental
Jimmy Black writes about the latest episode of the Scottish Housing News Podcast, with Link Group’s finance director Nick Pollard. I used to sit on the committee of a local authority pension fund, and I made unpopular suggestions. I’d say “Let’s stop investing in tobacco,&rdq
Today's instalment in our COP26SCN feature highlights the pioneering retrofit of a pre-1919 tenement to Passivhaus enerPHit standards being undertaken on behalf of Southside Housing Association in Glasgow. Glasgow has around 73,000 iconic pre-1919 sandstone tenements. Their age, built form, con
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) writes in our COP26SCN feature that its members are working to tackle climate change by using sustainable and highly energy efficient methods to build homes. A new survey pubished by SFHA has been published as COP26 turns its attention to the th
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre innovation manager Sarah Buchanan writes in our COP26SCN feature that retrofit activity is going to ramp up significantly over the next 10-15 years as we head towards the government’s net-zero goals, with the affordable housing sector
The next project to feature in our COP26SCN feature on how the housing sector is playing its part to tackle climate change is West of Scotland Housing Association's (WSHA) landmark Passivhaus social housing development in Glasgow’s East End.
In the next in our COP26SCN feature on how the housing sector is playing its part to tackle climate change, Scottish Construction Now examines an innovative concept from Elderpark Housing at its landmark new housing development in Govan – harnessing the power of the sun with 'sun rooms' in apa
SFHA chief executive Sally Thomas spoke at an official COP26 UN System Side Event yesterday to discuss how to decarbonise homes in an inclusive and affordable way. In her contribution to our #COP26SCN feature, she highlights how the housing sector is already working on this.
In another in our COP26SCN series of spotlights on how the housing sector is doing its bit to tackle climate change, Scottish Construction Now examines the efforts of Linstone Housing with its hugely-popular eco-friendly Car Club. The aim is to free tenants of the burden of car ownership and hire ve
Scottish Construction Now's #COP26SCN showcase of the social housing sector's efforts to help tackle the climate crisis continues with Andy Moseley, senior policy officer at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, who makes the case for utilising empty homes as a critical tool in terms of mi
Scott Restrick, Link Group energy and sustainability officer, is next up in Scottish Construction Now's #COP26SCN showcase of the social housing sector's efforts to help tackle the climate crisis with his take on how the housing sector urgently needs access to a more sophisticated toolkit to respond