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Social Value

Two presentations, “Delivering Social Value” and “Connecting a Community”, provided an overview of how school buildings can generate social value, and some of the methods and tools which can be implemented to gather data and fuel decisions to maximise positive social impact.   Delivering Social Value Schools are often the heart of a community; primary… Read more »

Digital Platform Construction: Rethinking How We Design and Build Education Spaces

Representatives from Willmott Dixon – a construction and property services firm – presented at this webinar. Topics included Willmott Dixon’s ‘Now or Never’ sustainability strategy and Collida – a new business who use an integrated built environment platform owned by, and used within, Willmott Dixon.     The Now or Never Strategy Sustainability and social… Read more »

The Journey to Zero Carbon

These presentations discussed solutions to achieve net zero in education buildings, and also wider settings, taking into consideration elements such as digital technologies and their associated risks and opportunities.     Creating Schools for the 21st Century in Wales The Vale of Glamorgan Council declared a climate change emergency in 2019, prompting the investigation of… Read more »


These presentations, delivered by Atkins and Architype, explored ways to make the design process for sustainable learning environments more efficient and robust.     The Power of Data Atkins – architecture and engineering specialists – recognise the importance of refining the initial design process and setting common goals to deliver sustainable learning environments. Decision making… Read more »

On-Demand Webinar – The Journey to Zero Carbon

Please register your details below to stream this webinar on-demand: Synopsis Getting ‘Carbon Fit’–  Helen Groves & Stuart McLaren We all know that one of our core priorities is to address our responsibilities towards global climate change. Like much of society the world of Education has been focused in the last year on the impacts… Read more »

On-Demand Webinar: Welsh Government: 21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme Update

Please register your details below to stream this webinar on-demand:     Synopsis 21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme Update Speakers: Neal O’Leary The Welsh Government’s strategic Capital Investment Programme – 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme has been in operation since 2014. The programme is founded upon collaboration between the Welsh Government, Welsh Local… Read more »

On-Demand Webinar: Sustainability

Please register your details below to stream this webinar on-demand: Synopsis 21st C Schools Programme – The making of an intelligent user – Simon Kneafsey Quite rightly there is a great emphasis though the 21st C Schools Band B programme on the creation of new teaching and learning environments to meet the needs of the new… Read more »