Next Steps for Developing Green Building Standards
This event will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders to come together and discuss the key policy priorities for developing green building standards in Scotland.
Tackling the climate emergency
The Scottish Government has declared a climate emergency and pledged to tackle the issue by reducing emissions to net-zero by 2040, with radical changes for the target to be met.
So what does this mean for Scotland’s built environment? Greenpeace have called for an overhaul of building standards system, including the creation of a national agency for enforcing standards across Scotland.
However other organisations such as Homes for Scotland and COSLA have argued that it would be more effective to reinforce the current system through greater resourcing and focus on retrofitting existing buildings.
Meanwhile the Scottish Government has announced it will consult in the coming months on a “fundamental overhaul” of the relationship between building regulations and energy efficiency.
Join Holyrood on 17th March as we examine the way forward for developing green building regulations in light of these recent developments, alongside an expert speaker line-up.
Key Issues We'll Address with You
- Policy in context: climate emergency and reducing emissions in the built environment
- Centralise or devolve? The future of the building standards powers
- Resourcing and the future workforce
- Good practice in green buildings
Who Should Attend
- Local authorities - including building standards, surveyors, housing and planning teams
- Construction industry bodies
- Environmental charities
- Government agencies
Would You Like to Speak at Our Event?
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09:30 Registration and Refreshments
Session 1: Policy and context
10:00 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair
10:05 Senior policymaker
10:25 Senior speaker, local authority
10:45 Senior speaker, academic
11:05 Senior speaker, third sector
12:00 Lunch and Networking
Session 2: Next Steps and Good Practice
12:30 Senior speaker, local authority
12:50 Senior speaker, construction
13:10 Senior speaker, innovation
13:30 Senior speaker, workforce
14:25 Chair's Closing Remarks
14:30 Close of Event