What BE-ST does #6: Share best practice

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We provide access to knowledge, resources & inspiration  

Knowing where to start with zero carbon can be difficult - our role is to help you make that next step.


That starts with sharing knowledge on what's out there, what's possible and what the best in the industry looks like.

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Through Accelerate to Zero – our roadmap to a zero carbon built environment – you can explore resources across 6 key areas:


  • Skills & competencies 
  • Retrofit 
  • Sustainability 
  • Modern methods of construction  
  • Digital 
  • Leadership & culture 


Discover the potential of these areas and explore topical resources on our website, such as our 10 top tips to zero carbon for construction companies, our guidance for calculating carbon, or the resource sections under Accelerate to Zero. The resources that help decarbonise your business, and the built environment, do exist, often it’s finding them that is the hard part. That’s why we provide signposting to best practice, guidance, funding opportunities, training and initiatives across the sector, not just our own. Here you can find resources and knowledge sharing from the latest in the industry: Zero Waste Scotland, UK Green Building Council, AECB, Passivhaus Trust, SEPA and more. 


We also have a Learning Hub that shares an abundance of free knowledge with the sector. The BE-ST Learning Hub is a freely available resource to support the built environment upskill. There are courses covering a range of topics, from adopting digital to retrofitting, all with a focus on supporting achieving zero carbon. The courses have been developed with a variety of organisations and we welcome collaboration. Learners can access academic and industry produced learning materials.  


As of Nov 2022, the Learning hub has: 


  • 627 active users  
  • 1101 assigned courses  
  • 535 completed courses  
  • 33 courses available 


We also run informational webinars and events as part of our events programme.


These free events cover educational topics ranging from construction challenges in rural areas to approaches to domestic retrofit: www.be-st.build/our-events.


Also explore our full list of case studies as a source of inspiration for the solutions already out there: www.be-st.build/case-studies 


BE-ST works in different ways with different types of organisation.  Explore our website to get a full picture of all our different areas of work. 

Accelerate your mission

If you want to learn more about working together to zero carbon, get in touch with our team.