Portee to host sustainable construction workshop

Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland, says environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure are needed now more than ever. Photogtraph: © Warren Media 2015. NO-F03-Iain-Gulland-ZWS.jpg
Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland, says environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure are needed now more than ever. Photogtraph: © Warren Media 2015. NO-F03-Iain-Gulland-ZWS.jpg

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A workshop will explore how the construction sector in Skye can design and produce sustainable buildings and infrastructure.

Aimed at construction businesses and stakeholders, with support from the European Regional Development Fund, the free event on January 27 in Portree will break down barriers to accessing low carbon materials and technologies on the island.

The circular economy offers solutions for our current wasteful ‘make, use, dispose’ way of living, known as the linear economy. Circularity is about much more than recycling. It’s about making the most of the resources we use; the choice of materials and the management of those materials during construction, operation and at end of life.

The event should be of particular interest to professionals involved in the design and construction of buildings, including tradesmen, contractors, architects and designers.

Construction professionals and stakeholders will also have the opportunity to discuss specific construction business support with Zero Waste Scotland staff.

The workshop will be held in the Royal Hotel, Portree, and registration is free. To sign up, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-for-island-solutions-for-circular-construction-and-infrastructure-tickets-85978733707

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Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland, says environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure are needed now more than ever. Photogtraph: © Warren Media 2015.

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