Historic Scotland and RIAS sponsor the Conservation and Climate Change Award
This year RIAS and Historic Scotland came together to provide an important new 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 highlights 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. 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.
The winner of the 2013 Historic Scotland Award for Conservation and Climate Change was WASPS South Block, Glasgow.
Ian Walford, Historic Scotland’s Acting Chief Executive said: “The work undertaken to the Glasgow’s WASPS South Block is a prime example of the efforts and ingenuity being taken across the historic environment to ensure it plays its part in combating climate change and delivering long term sustainable uses for traditional buildings.”
For more information on the awards visit the RIAS Website