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.