Edinburgh Napier University Institute for Sustainable Construction

Edinburgh Napier University Institute for Sustainable Construction

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About the Institute for Sustainable Construction

Based within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, the Institute for Sustainable Construction (ISC) encompasses several leading built environment applied research centres. The Institute works with key industry organisations, businesses and in the last three years has supported over 300 companies.

ISC has specialist expertise in developing and supporting innovative building technologies and product innovation and is the lead partner in the Low Carbon Building Technologies Gateway. Our research is regarded as international and world-leading, and includes projects from EPSRC, government departments, Technology Strategy Board and the European Union.

Our expertise includes low-carbon built environment solutions, offsite construction, energy efficient designs, geotechnics, sustainable building performance and micro-renewable technologies; as well as our world-leading research and consultancy in building acoustics, vibration and construction technical design. In addition, our expert centres also include applied research and consultancy services for regeneration, smartcities, sustainable communities and new innovative constructure product development.

Our expert staff serve on national and international standards committees and on numerous government/industry groups, such as 2020 Climate Change groups for Built Environment, Energy, Infrastructure and Innovation and Construction Scotland.

The Institute is led by Professor Sean Smith, who is also Professor of Construction Innovation.

Our expert centres

Edinburgh Napier University Institute for Sustainable Construction

The Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University comprises some of Scotland’s leading built environment applied research and knowledge transfer centres. Our centres cover a range of construction disciplines, industry sectors and technical performance factors.

Institute for Sustainable Construction

42 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5BT

0131 455 5101