Circular Materials for Low Carbon, Healthier Buildings

Date: 19/09/2019   Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm   Location: Glasgow

Join Zero Waste Scotland, Alliance for Sustainable Building Products and Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) for a one day workshop aimed at Scotland based SMEs exploring how circular economy principles can be incorporated into product development, procurement and building design to deliver low carbon, healthy buildings.

Reasons to attend

If you are involved in the supply chain for the design and construction of new buildings in Scotland and are wanting to know more about sourcing and using sustainable construction materials that have a positive environmental and social impact, then this event is for you. The seminar is being held at the Lighthouse in Glasgow which is also home to the permanent free exhibition; Material Considerations – a library of sustainable building materials.

Who should attend

This event is aimed at individuals representing any small or medium sized business that is involved in the construction industry supply chain in Scotland. It will be of particular relevance to small property developers, designers, house builders, tradesmen and sub-contractors, building product retailers, manufacturers, product designers or those simply looking for ideas on what material to use for a future build or refurbishment project.

Event details

This event will have a varied programme of presentations and workshops.

The morning will focus discussions relating to the natural and recycled materials and how they can support a circular economy; why use sustainable building products, what and how materials are used in products, best practice specification and procurement of products, barriers and opportunities for using sustainable materials.

The afternoon will focus on the social, heath and wellbeing benefits of using certain materials and the avoidance of using certain non-natural materials.


Free to attend for SMEs based in Scotland, registration essential. Booking via Eventbrite.



Address: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

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