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Leading architecture projects up for resource efficiency award

Five innovative projects have all been shortlisted for Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficiency Award as part of the prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland (RIAS) annual awards celebrations.

5 Jun 13

The shortlisted projects are: 

  • Dunfermline High School, Dunfermline by Fife Council Property Services; 
  • Malin House, Dunstaffnage by ADF Architects; 
  • Sugarhouse Close, Edinburgh by Oberlanders Architects LLP; 
  • The Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, Edinburgh by Simpson & Brown Architects;  and 
  • University of Aberdeen New Library, Aberdeen by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.

The projects were all recognised as leading the way in showing a strong commitment to having practices in the design and construction process that are efficient in the way resources are used and the products selected.

This includes reducing the amount of materials consumed and minimising the amount of waste produced.  It also encourages use of low carbon products, and a focus on energy and water efficiency in use.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh on 12 June.

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland said:

“Embedding resource efficient principles in the construction industry can help to realise significant cost savings and reduce the impact on the environment.

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Resource Efficiency Award, which highlights how these principles can be applied in practice and really produce results. The shortlisted projects stretch the length and breadth of the country, and all are great examples of how businesses are helping to lead the way in managing the value of resources.”

This is the second year that the RIAS Awards are taking place, and over 75 submissions were received.

Iain Connelly, RIAS President said:

“Our partnership with Zero Waste Scotland in these awards highlights a crucially important aspect of all contemporary architecture. New buildings should be resource and energy efficient – this award recognises and celebrates that. Zero Waste Scotland must be commended for their excellent work in ensuring a more sustainable future for all Scots.”

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