Sustainable Construction

The University of Glasgow is committed to reducing its environmental impact and continually improving our built environment. 

As we embark on our ambitious redevelopment of the former Western Infirmary site we will ensure that our new buildings are delivered to the highest standard, with designs based on established methods of sustainable construction and whole life costing principles, in order to minimise energy consumption and carbon emissions. 

All new build developments will be required to achieve a minimum BREEAM rating of "Excellent" and EPC "A" rating.

We have also developed a soft landings strategy to ensure that new buildings perform according to their original design: