STV makes a film about ECCI @ High School Yards

18 November 2012

STV has made a short film about ECCI's new home at High School Yards.

Edinburgh’s historic Old High School will be transformed into a state of the art, energy efficient hub for knowledge, innovation and skills.

STV's feature about ECCI @ High School Yards. Nov 2012.

The refurbished building, which dates back to 1777, will reopen in June 2013, following a £15 million investment. It is expected to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of “outstanding”, reflecting its green credentials, and will be the first urban building in the UK to achieve this.

The building itself embodies everything the ECCI wants to achieve: excellence, impact, and sustainability, and this is what has inspired many alumni to donate to the project. One anonymous donor gave £4 million.

The new home for the ECCI will act as a hub to bring academics, business and government together, and be a place where research, business strategy and public policy on climate change is shaped and aligned.