A mix of students, local tradespeople and local self–builders recently attended the free Sustainable Construction Awareness course at Borders College - part of the Green Skills Training programme recently launched to provide opportunities to employers and businesses to reskill their staff in sustainable practices.
The training, which focused on practices that can help to construct homes with very high levels of energy efficiency, was delivered by a team of expert staff and consisted of four pillars of sustainable construction - insulate, build tight, ventilate right and low-carbon heating systems.
The team of trainers delivered the learning through talks, demonstrations and practical hands-on activities, with the informative sessions highlighting the skills needed to reduce emissions from the built environment and help build a greener future.
Greg Steel, Curriculum and Learning Manager for Sustainable Construction, commented:
“There has never been a more important time for our local tradespeople to start on their transition to ‘net zero’, and this is the ideal opportunity to get the help and support that we can offer.”