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education building forum Scotland Speakers 2022

‘Delivering ESG Through Procurement’

Kevin Laing, BSc MRICS, Associate Director, AECOM

Kevin will present on how the golden thread of sustainable procurement can be seen through ESG – Environment, Social Governance. He will discuss the key pillars of procurement: enhancing governance; achieving net zero carbon emissions; improving social outcomes; developing assets using circular economy principles and strengthening resilience against impact of climate change.  He will illustrate how AECOM establish a clear definition of value by using the Value Toolkit on all their projects and manage their performance using this tool also; calculate a realistic baseline; develop a model that obligates suppliers to deliver sustainably and ensure evaluation criteria incentivises suppliers to prioritise proposals which delivery value within these project baselines.

‘Recent Advances in Building Standards’

Stephen Garvin, Head of Building Standards, Scottish Government: Building Standards Division

The presentation will cover recent changes and work in progress on building standards.  In particular it will address the ongoing reviews of energy and fire safety standards and what this might mean for those designing and construction education and health care buildings. 

Our Heat in Buildings Strategy sets out our vision for decarbonising heat, setting out the scale of the investment opportunity and supporting our green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  Our energy proposals seek to deliver further improvement to the energy efficiency of new buildings and new building work, in line with our wider net zero ambitions.

‘Reuse and adaptation – the Learning and Teaching Building, Glasgow’

Martin Jarvie, Architect Associate, BDP

The Learning and Teaching Building for the University of Strathclyde (completed in 2021) demonstrates how unloved and deteriorated buildings can be cleverly adapted to deliver a transformational change in student experience.

‘Net Zero Public Sector Buildings Standard’

Jamie Goth, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

The Scottish Government’s Net Zero Public Sector Buildings Standard is a voluntary standard that public bodies in Scotland are choosing to apply to their new build and major refurbishment projects.

The Standard Document Suite was published during COP26 and is now available for ambitious authorities to ensure that their projects comply with their climate emergency declaration commitments and net zero deadlines.

The presentation will provide an overview of the Standard, what it’s for and how to get involved.

‘Architype’s Passivhaus and EnerPHit Projects in Scotland’

Jonathan Hines, Managing Director, Architype

Architype is evaluating the City of Edinburgh’s educational estate to assist in the council’s sustainability target of net-zero by 2030. The project is analysing an initial series of buildings to define a wider-scale methodology for retrofitting the 400-property estate ranging in function, age, construction type and size – two of the pilot projects are now moving to full retrofit. 

Architype is also delivering six Passivhaus schools in Scotland, including Riverside Primary, and Currie Community Campus, the first Passivhaus primary and secondary schools in Scotland. All of the schools will be delivered below the Learning Estate Investment Programme benchmark of 67 kWh/sqm/year.

‘Moray Learning Estate Strategy – Delivery Programme Overview’

Andy Hall, Programme Manager – Learning Estate, Moray Council

The Moray Council Learning Estate is made up of 53 schools – 45 primary and 8 secondary – that support delivery of the educational curriculum to over 12,000 young people.

The Moray Learning Estate Strategy Delivery Programme aims, over the next 10 years, to deliver an affordable, fit for purpose, sustainable, digitally connected, net zero school estate with all schools achieving and maintaining a Scottish Government Core Condition B and Suitability ratings or better through innovative refurbishment and new build.

The presentation will provide background on the Programme approach, the opportunities and delivery challenges.

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