The Scottish Ecological Design Association, has been created about 30 years ago by Howard Liddell and Sebastian Tombs. The goal of this organisation: connecting people who want to share their knowledge on sustainability through conversation, sharing resources and information. Catherine Cosgrove is now the Chair of SEDA. In this conversation we are talking about how sustainability in architecture evolved in the last 30 years in the UK and what was the role of organisations like SEDA into this evolution.
Catherine is professional Architect with over 25 years experience, who is able to breakdown tasks into the most efficient way of working and ensuring deadlines are met.
She is an experience Architect who joined Austin-Smith: Lord in 2006, bringing to the practice more than fourteen years experience in the commercial, retail, public and housing sectors. Although her portfolio is varied, my main interest and expertise is in Sustainable Design.
She continually develops practical, applicable methods of introducing sustainable best practice into all aspects of Austin-Smith: Lord work.
Currently she is the Environmental Manager within Austin-Smith: Lord and have written and implemented the ISO 14001 standard throughout the practice.
She also a Certified European Passivhaus Designer, has RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design and she is the chair of the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)
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SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
- Who is Catherine Cosgrove? [02:56]
- History of architectural sustainability in the UK [05:40]
- Where does the demand for sustainable design comes from? [11:30]
- What is SEDA and what role it has in sustainability [15:20]
- What does SEDA has to offer? [27:27]
- How to get involved: as a member or a volunteer [31:00]
- Why SEDA [35:05]