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Scottish Building & Housing Seminar 2013

Scottish Building & Housing Seminar 2013

Peebles Hydro Hotel
Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February 2013

Seminar objectives

Just as the local government landscape is changing, the context for housing is rapidly developing. The squeeze on financial resources will continue to impact on all areas of housing provision. Ensuring effective use of resources is vital if new requirements around regulation are to be met, increasing demand for council housing addressed and housing continues to have a positive role in terms of wider social impacts. Challenging carbon emission reduction targets are not going away and the building and housing services have key roles to play in helping achieve these. Rather than seeing energy efficiency and green issues as a desirable, they are now viewed as a route to income, jobs, training, lower fuel bills and a better local environment. Old approaches are no longer sustainable as carbon reduction and energy efficiency is now a core element of what Councils are expected to deliver and tenants expect.

The seminar will contain a number of workshops which will be interactive case studies which highlight latest practices within the sector across a range of topics, which are highlighted in the programme. As such the seminar will bring together key players from the sector to examine in detail a range of contemporary strategic and operational issues facing the service.


Winning external work
Lesley Quinn, Head of Client Management & Communications, City Building (Glasgow) LLP

How Councils are preparing to meet the New Challenges and Demands posed by the New Regulatory Framework
John Gillespie, Head of Service, Clackmannanshire Council

Converting a loss to a surplus
Paul Burr, Building and Facilities Maintenance Manager, Durham County Council

The appliance of science
Peter Moffat, Consultant, APSE Solutions

The basic question - renewables versus energy efficiency
Stephen Cirell, Consultant, APSE Solutions

What about the law?
Elizabeth Wood, Associate, Walker Morris Solicitors

The solutions - Solar PV
Stephen Cirell, Consultant, APSE Solutions

The solutions - Biomass
Steve Luker, Consultant

New Energy Efficient Family Housing and cladding example for flats
John Quinn, Head of Regeneration & Housing Investment, Aberdeen City Council

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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