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GREEN BUILDINGS: QMU Sustainable Strategies

  • Queen Margaret University Queen Margaret University Way Musselburgh EH21 6UU (map)


Join us for one of SEDA's occasional trips out to see projects that try to embed sustainability in their design and management. Come and find out how this has worked in operation after a number of years' operation at the QMU Campus outside Edinburgh.

Bruce Laing, Head of Estates and Facilities and Dr. Jane Culpan, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, will take you behind the scenes of 'one of the greenest buildings in the UK' to explore how the modern campus of Queen Margaret University was developed and how it operates today. Highlights of the tour will include the multi-million pound biomass furnace system, the green transport system, the low wattage lighting system, the low energy IT systems, the recycling plan and much more.

Following the tour there will be a brief, cautionary talk about burning wood in power stations by Almuth Ernestine, researcher and campaigner at Biofuelwatch, followed by
a discussion and refreshments.

Full programme:

6:00pm  Welcome and introduction in main reception area
6:05pm  Interior campus tour
6:20pm  Experiencing QMU biomass furnace
6:35pm   Exterior tour of grounds including sustainable travel programme
6:50pm   Refreshments in large board room
7:05pm  A cautionary talk about burning wood in power stations by Almuth Ernestine
7:15pm  Q & A
7:40pm  Finish and possible retreat to local pub or cafe for a chat

Meet at the main reception area at 6pm, access is easy by bus no. 30 direct to the campus, or train (regular trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Musselburgh, and 5 minutes walk), or by car if you have to!

Hope to see you there.

This is a free event, but best to register so we can collect numbers in attendance before the event.

Earlier Event: 25 April
BRASÍLIA: Life After Design