Edinburgh Napier University

Innovative housing construction for environmental benefit and quality of life


Working extensively with house builders and regulators, the University has pioneered new standards for sound insulation and established a non-profit organisation, Robust Details Ltd, to embed these standards throughout the construction industry. Around 100,000 new homes each year are now built using the University’s designs, bringing efficiency savings worth £40 million per year. The new standards also achieve significant improvements in noise reduction, improving residents’ quality of life and generating considerable interest abroad.