Upcoming Events

Climate Change: The Facts – film screening & discussion

After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat….

Join the screening of the amazing ‘Climate Change – the Facts’
When: Thursday 1st August 2019 from 6pm to 8pm.
Where: Paterson’s Land, Room G21, The University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
Cost: FREE but limited spaces.
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Watch the trailer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p075tsy2

Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.

Sir David Attenborough explores the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires.

We will have a guest speaker and Q&A after the film!
Refreshments and snacks available.

This event is a partnership between Communities For Conservation and Transition Edinburgh

Be Energy Wise: Free event 6.30pm Thurs 12 Sept, Charwood, 47 Buckstone Terrace


Be energy wise: Help yourself, Help the planet, Set up a local energy hub

6.30-8.30pm Thursday 12 September 2019 at Balfour Suite, Charwood, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QT. Introducing:

  • Energy Efficiency and Storage
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Solar Power
  • Grants + Q and A

All welcome. Book via https://energy12sept.eventbrite.com
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  • Curious about what you can do to cut your Carbon Footprint?
  • Want to learn latest tips and techniques Energy Saving?
  • Interested in meeting like-minded people / sharing ideas?

Catch Lothian Buses 11 & 15 from the City Centre – drop you at the door! Organised with Home Energy Scotland by Transition Edinburgh as part of our outreach to those interested in contributing to a Climate Neutral Edinburgh by 2040. More at www.transitionedinburgh.org.uk

Bennetts Associates Bayes Centre+Edinburgh Futures Institute 6pm Thur 26 Sept SEDA


Join Rab Bennetts at 6-8.30pm on Thursday 26 September at Appleton Tower Room 2.14, 11 Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9LE for a SEDA Green Drinks with AECB and EUSAS.
Rab will share his architectural practice’s developing approach to delivering quality building for major clients that minimise their impact on the environment – in construction and in use.

[We hope to arrange a tour of Bayes Centre before – detail to follow]

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  • Edinburgh graduates honed their approach to major commissions
  • Sector approach to reducing negative impact of construction
  • Potterrow projects: Informatics Forum + Bayes Centre for UoE
  • Refurbishment of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for Futures Institute

Free entrance for all matriculated students – with donations invited on the door for those in employment / able to pay: £5 / £3 SEDA/AECB Members or concessions – Refreshments from 6pm for those that come early!

Contributors on the night:

Having met at Edinburgh College of Art, Rab Bennetts co-founded Bennetts Associates in 1987 with his partner Denise Bennetts. The practice has since grown to around 80-strong with studios in London, Edinburgh and Manchester, and has won more than 150 awards.

In 2016 the practice became employee owned. Rab takes a personal, hands-on approach to projects and is keen to create a collaborative spirit throughout the practice’s activities. Current projects include the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the Woolwich Creative District in London.

He is also involved in research projects, professional committees and construction education outside the firm. Rab was a founder of the UK Green Building Council and is a Trustee of Sadler’s Wells Foundation.

More information including membership at www.seda.uk.net/