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RIAS Awards

Historic Scotland sponsors the Conservation and Climate Change Award

Historic Scotland and RIAS have come together for the third year to provide an important award to recognise outstanding achievements in architectural conservation and energy efficiency. The award recognises high quality, sustainable projects which also contribute to Scotland’s climate change targets.

The award will highlight high quality design and interventions, well-researched and executed building conservation, planned carbon reduction and, where possible, the use of Scottish traditional skills, trades and materials. All building types are eligible for the award, including adaptive re-use and conventional refurbishment. Projects should maximise the innate qualities of traditional materials, design and passive systems. They should also employ sensitive future-proofing and planned management without compromising the unique qualities of the existing building. The assessors will look for an appropriate use of materials, scrupulous attention to detail and a dynamic balance of old and new.

Ian Walford, Historic Scotland’s Chief Executive said “This award celebrates the innovative and sustainable ways in which Scotland's traditional buildings are being conserved and can contribute to the country's climate change targets. We are delighted to be highlighting the good practices being employed in the heritage sector to re-use and refurbish our older buildings."

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