Climate change is already having a devastating effect on weather systems and sea levels worldwide. Lives, landscapes and livelihoods are all under threat. The built heritage that we strive to preserve is also hugely at risk from coastal erosion, flooding and rising rainfall.
We’re committed to tackling climate change and reducing our carbon footprint as an organisation. We also want to inspire in others high quality, sustainable projects in building conservation, to both protect our historic environment and limit climate change.
To recognise outstanding achievement in this area, we sponsor the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Award for Conservation and Climate Change.
The award highlights examples of best practice in building conservation that embrace sustainability in its broadest sense: social, economic and environmental. Project benefits must include energy efficiency and carbon reduction. The award also supports the growth of traditional skills and trades, and local supply chains.
More widely, we hope the award will raise awareness that the right changes can make traditional buildings much more sustainable.
Find out more about the RIAS Awards on the RIAS website.
You may also be interested in the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.
Historic Environment Scotland
Telephone: 0131 668 8600