Formerly Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, our new name reflects our commitment to the sector. Built Environment – Smarter Transformation is what we strive to help the whole industry embrace.
Our mission is to accelerate the built environment’s transition to zero carbon emissions.
‘Accelerate to Zero’ is our road map that we are building to ensure any problems posed by building or retrofitting to zero carbon standards have ready-made solutions in place.
We build teams that will solve the sector’s most pressing challenges. By tapping into the leading expertise of universities, colleges, research & other built environment experts, BE-ST provides the connections and culture to make big ideas a reality.
Our home is Scotland but our reach is global.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we work for the whole of the sector and we work with those who can help us to do that best.
We work in a unique space between industry, academia and government to find the best outcomes for all. The types of organisation we work with include:
BE-ST is the launchpad to a zero carbon built environment.
A better built environment that delivers inclusive and sustainable economic, social and environmental impact.
To accelerate the built environment’s transition to zero carbon.
We provide the connections, infrastructure and culture needed to solve the sector’s most pressing challenges.
BE-ST is an ambitious organisation – we get things done and make change happen.
We operate in a sector which moves slowly and is extremely diverse so there will always be challenges to overcome and naysayers to convince. It’s our proactive mindset and attitude that will help us drive forward. It’s not what we say, but what we do that matters.
BE the connection
Bring people and organisations together.
Embrace inclusiveness and different opinions.
BE a challenger
Disrupt the status quo and stand out from the crowd.
BE a game changer
Lead the way and embrace a culture of transformation.
BE an innovator
Focus on solutions and discovering smarter ways.
Our unique £2.5million Innovation Factory near Hamilton is where we call home.
Advanced technology and specialist equipment can be used for prototyping, commercialisation and training purposes, alongside meeting and event spaces where we can come together to explore the future and learn.
‘Accelerate to Zero’ is our sector-wide road map that ensures ready made, scalable solutions are available for any problems posed by building or retrofitting to zero carbon standards.