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Hillcrest deputy chief executive Fiona Morrison used her invitation to speak at the Scottish Green Party Autumn Conference to outline the steps that Hillcrest is taking as the organisation pursues its greener ambitions.
The conference, which was held at Dundee’s Apex City Quay Hotel on Saturday 15 October, saw a number of key MSPs and party members in attendance, including Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvey, who is the Scottish Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights.
As part of her presentation, Fiona highlighted our developments at Victoria Dock, which will be Scotland’s largest affordable modular development, and Alyth, where we delivered our first ultra-low carbon homes earlier this year.
The modular construction system being used at Victoria Dock drastically cuts down on construction waste and the demand on raw materials, and fewer lorry loads reduces C02 emissions. In Alyth, the homes have been constructed with advanced insulation and cladding, and special attention to design to make use of the natural heat generated by the sun.
Fiona also spoke about our wider ambitions in sustainability, outlining a number of possible initiatives such as plans for greener vehicle fleets and our heating retrofit scheme, which sees outdated and expensive storage heaters replaced with modern and cheaper forms of heating.