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GIA CPD EVENT 4 - Reclaiming Sustainability

  • Mackintosh at the Willow 217 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3EX United Kingdom (map)
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by Chris Stewart

RIAS Sustainability Accredited Architect, RIAS Sustainability Assessor, Director of SEDA (Scottish Ecological Design Association), Director/ Architect at collective architecture


Prof. Sandy Halliday BSc(Hons) MPhil CEng MCIBSE FRSA , Principal, Gaia Research

Sustainability - what why how

What is sustainability

- Definition of sustainability

- A description of sustainability (eco minimalism / 5 elements )

- How does the RIAS describe sustainability (RIAS Sustainability policy)

- Are RIAS members aware of the policy

Why is it important

Present: Depleting resources / climate change / UN nations IPCC statement on climate change / Construction industry’s contribution / opportunity for change

Past: RIAS sustainability policy / accreditation, awareness of the past.

Future: Direction of RIAS / RIBA Ethics and Sustainability Commission

How to get involved

- RIAS Sustainability Accreditation / Promote RIAS Policy

- Link with existing organisations

- Existing publications (include Sustainable Construction Book Launch)

- GIA Sustainable portal (Chloe Yuill, Scot McAulay)

** All events start at 18:00 in the Billiards Room of the Mackintosh at the Willow in Sauchiehall Street with Teas and Coffee served from 17.30.**

Tickets -

Please book you tickets on our Eventbrite Page.

Season tickets £70 (7 CPD events)

Single CPD tickets £17 

Free to full time students with a valid matriculation card (limited number of places available). Please write directly to to book your place.

Event Details -

  • Access is via the retail entrance then lift or stairway.

  • All welcome to look around the exhibition area.

  • The Small Practice Group meet in the Conference Room, on the 2nd floor between 17:00 – 17:55.

  • Coffee, Tea, Water, Juice, Shortbread is served on the 2nd floor between 17:30 – 18:00.

  • CPD presentation in the Billiards Room, on 2nd floor between 18:00 – c.19:30.

  • CPD Certificates will be emailed after the CPD event. Please ensure we have the correct email address on the attendance sheet when signing in on the night.

Later Event: February 7
GIA Council Meeting