Low Carbon

Time: 16:00 - 16:55

Date: 27-Nov-2019


The impact of the learning estate on Learning for Sustainability: Liam Cahill, Scottish Government

This presentation will look at how the design and build of a learning establishment can have a positive impact on Learning for Sustainability. Learning for Sustainability is a cross curricular approach to learning which enables children and young people to develop the skills, knowledge and values to live sustainable lifestyles – including understanding the benefits of decarbonisation. There will be an opportunity to hear about the Scottish Government’s Learning for Sustainability Action Plan and specifically how that work will look to influence Scotland’s learning estate.

Low Carbon Connected Learning Places: Karen Ridgewell, Architecture & Design Scotland

Scotland has declared a Climate Emergency and announced a £1 billion investment into our school estate.  This session explores the opportunity to shape and influence that estate in a manner that not only creates highly energy efficient buildings, but also low carbon connected learning places that and support future Scottish generations to understand and thrive within a changing climate.

How low can we go? – Developing an ambitious energy target for the Learning Estate Investment Programme: Jamie Goth, Scottish Futures Trust

Energy efficiency is a least regret option for meeting Scottish Government’s carbon emission ambitions. Jamie’s presentation gives an overview of excellence in the energy performance of new schools and how this has influenced the setting of Delivered Energy Targets for the Learning Estate Investment Programme.


  • Jamie Goth Low Carbon Work Stream - Scottish Futures Trust
  • Liam Cahill Curriculum Development Policy Manager - Scottish Government
  • Karen Ridgewell Senior Design Officer - Architecture & Design Scotland


  • Dr. Elaine Cook Depute Chief Executive and Director of Education - West Lothian Council

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