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Sustainable Design in Practice- The Greenhouse, Dalry

A Dumfries and Galloway Chapter event

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 at 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Natural Power offices at Forrest Estate, The Greenhouse, Dalry, Castle Douglas DG7 3XS, UK
Free to RTPI members; £5 for non-Members
RTPI Scotland

"Town Planning is not mere place-planning, nor even work planning. If it is to be successful it must be folk planning.” Patrick Geddes

The Greenhouse at Forrest Estate is home to Natural Power , a renewable energy consultancy. Built in 2000 the office building was an early and innovative example of sustainable design utilising solar gain and good insulation to best advantage. At the time Natural Power employed 8 people all of whom were housed in the Greenhouse. Natural Power currently employs over 250 people in seven different countries.

We will have an opportunity to hear about the design and performance of the building itself and how it has been extended and adapted to cope with changing demands. We will also have an opportunity to discuss and hear about how the building fits within the Estate and Natural Power's wider approach to sustainability and the challenges which have been addressed while balancing Place-Work-Folk in rural Galloway.


Contact Catherine Elliot on or phone: 01387 247986/07964 406015 to book a place by Monday 19 August