September 06, 2017 at 9:00am - 3:30pm

Sustainable Building 2017: creating homes and communities for the future

September 6th 2017, Saracen House, Glasgow


Scotland's Towns Partnership Chief Officer Phil Prentice is speaking at this event. In addition, STP members can benefit from a discounted rate of attendance of £75+VAT. Please contact [email protected] to receive a discount booking code. 

Sustainability is a crucial factor within the modern construction process and the creation of new homes and communities as we as the infrastructure that serves them. This reflects a wider cultural prioritisation of low carbon, environmentally responsible credentials. Given the size and scale of construction activity within the housing and social housing sectors recently and over the coming years, improvements in this area can have a dramatic impact on social and environmental objectives. This has also driven the demand for the new communities and the thousands of new homes which have been promised to be delivered to a higher standard with contractors expected to add social, economic and environmental value and sustainability.

 This conference will not only consider the incorporation of sustainable principles within the construction processes of new buildings and the retrofitting of existing stock, from changes in public policy to the evolution and innovation in design, the development of new materials, the creation of jobs and apprenticeships within these new communities but it will also examine the progress made towards reaching Scotland’s ambitious housing targets and what needs to be done to ensure these are met. Following on from last year’s conference, this event will bring together thought leaders from across Scotland and beyond to discuss the modernisation of construction practices, and explore how innovative solutions can be used to improve sustainability and deliver lasting value. The conference will also present a unique forum for knowledge exchange, open discussion and cross-sector engagement.


Event Agenda


9:20 Opening address from the Chair

9:30 Session 1: Strategies for New and Existing Communities

Current Progress, Housing Targets and Upcoming developments

Are we making the most of existing stock and retrofitting

Town Centre Living – Phil Prentice, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Creating Better Communities


11:00 Break

11:15 Session 2: New technologies and innovations for sustainable building

Innovation in sustainable communities and place making – Craig McLaren, RTPI Scotland

Design and innovation case study – Diarmaid Lawlor, A+DS

People and places; creating a liveable place

Building technology case study – Kingspan Representative


12:45 Lunch

13:45 Session 3: Preparing for the future and creating environmental, social and economic sustainability through the supply chain

Are we achieving our environmental and social KPIs?

Creating a Future Ready Workforce

Construction industry sustainability and supply chain case study


15:15 Closing remarks from The Chair

15:30 Close

There are a limited number of discounted 'early bird' places available for just £89+VAT which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so we do recommend booking early to avoid dissapointment. To book your place click on the button below or visit

September 06, 2017 at 9:00am - 3:30pm
Saracen House, Glasgow
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns