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APSE Scotland Housing and Building Seminar 2021

This event was kindly sponsored by:

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About This Event

We know that Climate change, energy and sustainability agendas continue to be fast moving and that building and housing services play a vital role within these but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought these agendas into even sharper focus. This combined with the challenging financial position councils are facing and the Scottish affordable homes targets are leading local authorities to review and adapt the way they deliver these services.

This seminar brings together a range of expert speakers that will explore topics such as green recovery, green renewables and retrofitting as well as how councils can adopt innovative approaches to funding and service delivery post COVID-19 to support tenants and the wider community.

The session also presents an excellent opportunity for delegates to share best practice and gain an overview of how colleagues across Scotland are meeting the challenges.

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Building and housing: Climate emergency and the green recovery
Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive, APSE

H100 Fife Hydrogen Project: progress towards the world’s first zero carbon hydrogen-to-homes network
Lorna Archer, Hydrogen Project Officer, SGN and Shona Cargill, Lead Officer (Climate Change & Zero Waste), Fife Resource Solutions – Fife Council

Built environment and achieving net zero
Professor Sean Smith, University of Edinburgh

Innovative funding opportunities: Unlocking construction projects
Fiona Clandillon, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

South Lanarkshire’s latest Strategic Housing Investment Plan: Staying on track throughout the pandemic
Rosie Hart, Development and Private Sector Co-ordinator, South Lanarkshire Council

SmartLINK Gateway Overview
David Richmond, Regional Specification Manager – Scotland East, Aico

COVID: lessons learnt and resilience moving forward
Colin McInnes, Associate, APSE

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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