Innovations for Sustainable Building Design and Refurbishment in Scotland

The Outputs of CIC Start Online Project

  • Branka Dimitrijević

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Branka Dimitrijević
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sue Roaf, Branka Dimitrijević, Rohinton Emmanuel
    Pages 19-44
  4. John Brennan
    Pages 45-66
  5. David R. Moore
    Pages 67-86
  6. David R. Moore
    Pages 87-104
  7. Paul Baker
    Pages 105-125
  8. Tim Sharpe
    Pages 127-146
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-160

About this book


This book presents innovations for sustainable building design and refurbishment developed and tested through feasibility studies undertaken by researchers at Scottish universities in collaboration with small to medium size enterprises in Scotland during the ‘CIC Start Online’ project that ran from September 2009 to February 2013. The project was led by Glasgow Caledonian University in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt University, the Robert Gordon University, University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. The book includes chapters on Context and Policies, Planning, Building Design, Technologies, Construction, Refurbishment and Performance.

The contents of each chapter are based on 63 completed studies that were initiated by businesses operating in the construction sector or providing services to the sector, indicating the scope of research required to assist the industry to develop more sustainable products and processes. The book informs the reader about the range of innovations that were tested and highlight potential future research areas. Readers can find in-depth information by accessing the project website, where full reports on most studies and the video recordings of interactive online seminars that presented the outcomes of the studies are available. 

Along with the new knowledge on how innovations for sustainable building design and refurbishment can be applied in practice, the book demonstrates how joint projects of several universities can be successfully managed and how an immediate knowledge transfer can be organized by using web tools to reach over 2,200 current members nationally and internationally (in UK and 53 other countries).


CIC Start Online Post-occupancy Evaluation Sustainable Building Design Sustainable Construction Sustainable Refurbishment

Editors and affiliations

  • Branka Dimitrijević
    • 1
  1. 1.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02477-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02478-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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