Green rating tools and climate resilient buildings

Green rating tools and climate resilient buildings

Equipping the next generation with the knowledge, skills and tools to embed adaptation into their work is a vital part of building Scotland’s capacity for pro-active adaptation.

With this in mind, Heriot-Watt University recently partnered with Faithful and Gould (F&G), a major construction consultancy, to enable thirty Architectural Engineering postgraduate students to benefit from a customised two-day course on green building tools and their use in assessing sustainability and adaptation in building projects.

The course was delivered by Ben Stubbs, an Associate Director at F&G, who gave students an appreciation of the challenges involved in applying such tools when working in multi-disciplinary design teams. Ben demonstrated the rationale behind individual measures and the link to whole life value, and covered practical considerations when undertaking assessments and addressing specific issues.

A summary about the features of building adaptation and resilience, along with a check-list of risk factors to look out for can be viewed in the Rating Tools for Reslient Buildings v02 PDF.

Photograph of Ben Stubbs, Associate Director at F&G, after delivering a course on green building tools to 30 postgraduate students
Ben Stubbs, Associate Director at F&G, recently delivered a course on green building tools to 30 postgraduate students