26th – 28th July 2021

The construction sector is gearing up for major change with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions in order to achieve net zero carbon targets by 2045.  Key to this transformation is the requirement to improve energy efficiency in existing buildings.

Equate Scotland in partnership with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre are delighted to offer a 3-day blended immersive learning experience for women in 3rd or 4th year of a built environment subject at undergraduate level, HNC/HND college level and career changers.   The aim of the training is to upskill/reskill women in the latest low carbon construction techniques and who are looking to enter or progress their career in the construction sector.  Some previous knowledge of construction and/or engineering practices and terminology would be beneficial.

The learning event will encompass 2 days online training in Passivhaus design and standards using immersive learning techniques, followed by one day in the CSIC Innovation factory using Passivhaus rigs, where learners will gain hands-on experience to develop their practical skills.

Skills in Passivhaus have never been more in demand and are essential to reduce carbon and improve air quality for more energy-efficient buildings. This presents a significant opportunity for more women to enter and progress in the construction sector.

Spaces on this course are limited and will be awarded on the basis of an application only.  Full details of the event agenda how to register will be available soon from our events page.  But in the meantime, save the date in your diary if you are interested and apply when applications open in the next couple of weeks.  Equate will reimburse all travel expenses to and from the Innovation Factory on day 3 of the course.