Canongate Housing Energy Efficiency & Conservation Project

Improving the environment by reducing CO2 emission.

Organisation: Edinburgh World Heritage
Project title: Canongate Housing Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project

In March 2018, Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) launched an innovative project to improve energy efficiency, alongside undertaking vital conservation works in the Category B listed Canongate Housing Development (1969) designed by Sir Basil Spence. The project is funded by Scottish Government through Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) and carried out by EWH in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council. Its objective is to deliver an integrated and replicable approach to energy efficiency in hard-to-treat buildings where community engagement plays a key role. Through the project, EWH hope to demonstrate how the core principles of conservation and sustainability are aligned.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 02 – Improve the Environment by Reducing CO2 Emissions

08 (Improve or maintain the state of Scotland’s historic sites and places)

10 – Improve capacity by supporting communities through community empowerment and engagement

Contact name: Yann Grandgirard
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Reviewed: September 2018