Riccarton Eco-village & Soft Landing Frameworks

Supporting the UCCCfS
Supporting the UCCCfS

In August 2012 Heriot-Watt University hosted our Sustainable Construction Topic Support Network. Gary Clark, Project Director for the Riccarton Eco-village and Living Laboratory shared a hugely interesting presentation with the group on the development and design of the project - soon to be the Worlds leading standard test facility for low carbon research. Tackling the Low Carbon estate challenge – student homes on campus is now available to all EAUC members to access.

In addition to this Gary Clark is also a BREEAM and LEED assessor and Chairman of Usable Buildings Trust & BSRIA Soft Landings User Group. This group was established in 2009 to help companies apply soft landings. For those not familiar with the term, Soft Landings is a process made up of tools and techniques for improving the commissioning and handover process for new build and refurbishment projects. It is a process which means designers and constructors stay involved with the building beyond practical completion to assist the client during the first months of operation and beyond, to help fine-tune and de-bug the systems, and ensure the occupiers understand how to control and best use their buildings.

This event was the first time Soft Landings had been presented to the tertiary education sector in Scotland and now we would like to share the presentation and resources with the wider EAUC membership.

Uploaded: 04/10/12

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