We provide the connections, infrastructure and culture needed to solve the sector’s most pressing challenges. We bring together world-class academia, government bodies and industry at all levels to future-proof the commercial and environmental road forward for our sector.

BE-ST is the launchpad to a zero carbon built environment.

BE-ST is the launchpad to a zero carbon built environment

Everyone understands the climate crisis we’re living in. By 2045 we need to decarbonise our entire built world.

Supporting your zero carbon journey

We're connected to over 80,000 businesses, organisations and individuals in the built environment ecosystem.

We can help your organisation:

  • Develop new products, business models and services.
  • Access funding streams.
  • Explore advanced equipment at our Innovation Factory.
  • Create scalable solutions to industry challenges.
  • Enhance knowledge and skills.

Undertaking a deep retrofit of Scotland’s National Retrofit Centre

Follow our journey as we transform the Accelerator Lab into a living demonstrator of best practice in the retrofit of non-domestic buildings. 


BE-ST | Coaction

Passivhaus Practical Training

Alongside Coaction, we are delighted to offer Passvihaus Practical Training endorsed by the Passivhaus Trust

During the day our hands-on activities will give you rapid upskilling of:

  • Designing for construction: what’s really needed to get it right and what are the consequences of not doing it well
  • How to assess the risks in a design.
  • What can go wrong, how to avoid it, and remedial work; learn from our experience and mistakes!
  • What good looks like: airtightness, insulation and more.
  • What it takes to achieve airtightness.
  • Impact of sequencing and material choices on build quality.

Accelerate to Zero Awards

The Accelerate to Zero Awards recognise the businesses, organisations and individuals making the biggest contribution to decarbonising the built environment and supporting the just transition to net zero.

The Awards are free to enter and will be presented at an evening reception on Thursday 7 November 2024 at Platform, following the Internation Retrofit Conference.

Accelerate to Zero podcast


  • Ep 606: Nicola Barclay, Managing Director, Athena Leadership Coaching and Consulting Listen Now
  • Ep 605: Martin Griffin, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, GHD & award winning ED&I champion Listen Now
  • Ep 604: Aurora Tallon, Chair of Women Property for Central Scotland and Senior Architect at BakerHicks Listen Now
  • Ep 603: Richard Gwilt, Digital Construction Manager, Keir Group Listen Now

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Looking to host an event?

We've got three spaces for events and conferences, with free wifi and AV equipment. We also have a unique exhibition space that can be booked on request.

Our team will work with you to figure out the best option for your event and support you from start to finish.

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