On Tuesday 4th October 2016, representatives of the RICS SKA for HE team presented to the EAUC-Scotland Sustainable Construction TSN as part of their national roadshow, raising awareness of the scheme and the opportunities available to universities and other further education institutions to actively green their estates, one interior fit-out or refurbishment at a time.
Presentations by Elina Grigoriou and Jessica James identified strategic use of the scheme and provided detailed explanations of how to use the scheme, and drew comparisons between the SKA HE rating and BREEAM standards for refurbishments. Find both presentations available to download from this page.
Details on becoming an assessor for SKA and SKA HE are available through the linked webpages. Any bookings should be made directly with Izzie Dobney at RICS.
More about the SKA HE Rating
SKA rating for Higher Education (SKA HE) is the latest environmental assessment tool for the higher and further education sector. SKA HE has been designed by the industry for the industry to meet the requirements of higher and further education interior fit-outs and refurbishments to meet clear sustainable good practice.
SKA HE is based on SKA rating methodology and is evolved to reflect the specific requirements of Higher Education estates including lecture theatres, laboratories, and other specialist educational uses.
The scheme is supported by the Association of University Directors of Estates, University College London (UCL), Rider Levett Bucknall, Grigoriou Interiors, Overbury and AECOM, in addition to the SKA Technical Committee and a wider industry research team.
"UCL has adopted RICS SKA to promote good practice in sustainability across its portfolio of projects. As a result, we have delivered significant savings as well as ensuring that the university is acting responsibly. We have also supported the upskilling of UCL project staff, enabling them to get a better understanding of our sustainability goals."
Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability, University College London