25 Feb 2008 05:02:18
Low carbon masterclasses to be held in Scotland
A total of three "masterclasses" are being conducted in Scotland to provide encouragement within the property sector to create low carbon buildings, edie.net has reported.
The sessions, which have been organised by Scotland's Carbon Trust, will promote the benefits of low carbon buildings, which the group's manager claimed can create happier and more productive work spaces.
John Stocks said that more needs to be done to dispel the myths that low-carbon construction is more expensive to carry out.
"We need them to make that change to persuade the smaller, more cost-conscious businesses in the more competitive areas to get on board," he told the environmental website.
The Carbon Trust was established in 2001 as a government initiative to support the move toward a low carbon economy.
The group currently works with a number of firms to develop low carbon technologies on a commercial scale and to determine ways to reduce carbon emissions.