Growing a Greener Glasgow

Resources

We hope the information we provide in factsheets, reports and films will enable you get on with making changes and improvements. All feedback welcome.

Improving Victorian tenement windows

This report tells the story of Raymond, Maria, Rashia and Sylvia who all received either double or secondary glazing through a one off South Seeds project. There are also top tips for improving your windows.

Finding out what residents think

South Seeds successfully applied to the Climate Challenge Fund for a development grant to conduct some consultation with local residents on waste and transport issues. We did street surveys, consultation workshops and monitored local social media groups. Our six page report explains how we consulted and what residents told us.  

Tenement special report: Managing food waste in Berlin

This investigation into food-waste disposal from multi-occupancy buildings in an ethnically diverse area of Berlin highlights some lessons that Glasgow could learn as it embarks on rolling out food waste collections in tenements.  

Tenement food waste – let’s get it sorted

This eight-page publication examines the issues and solutions around collecting and reducing food waste in tenement flats in Glasgow, including the sharing of collection facilities. This is our first step in highlighting the issue, and how we can all take positive steps to reduce waste and the size of our food bills.

A five-year review

Find out what we achieved in our first five years: who we engaged with, information about all ten projects we completed and case studies of our work.

South Seeds Renewable Heat Study

We have investigated and published a number of options for developing district heating systems on the Southside of Glasgow, using energy from waste and geothermal sources or combined heat and power.

Geothermal potential under the Southside

The British Geological Survey examined the geothermal potential  as part of South Seeds investigation into renewable heat options.

Energy Snapshot report

This report 30 page report maps all dwellings in Govanhill, Crosshill, Queen’s Park and Strathbungo by tenure, condition, type and condition. This report won the Saltire Award for innovation in housing design 2013.