ECCI – Welcome to our home

ECCI – Welcome to our home

ECCI 8724The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon InnovationWelcome to Asia Scotland Institute’s headquarters – the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

We’ve been using the ECCI as our base for the past year, and from the photos on this page we hope you can see why.

The ECCI is an award-winning, green business venue in the city centre. 

Opened in October 2013 by HRH Princess Anne, it is the first historic, refurbished building in the UK to achieve the building sustainability BREEAM Outstanding Award (design stage).

The ECCI now hosts a range of businesses and organisations which are working towards creating a low carbon economy. Around 1,000 people come through its doors every month for meetings, conferences and events. 

ECCI 8573ECCI’s state-of-the-art interior As well as having a bright future, the ECCI also has a colourful past.

It started life as a Blackfriars Monastery in the 13th century, turned up the murdered body of Mary Queen of Scots’ husband in its ruins 300 years later, and in the 18th entury became Edinburgh’s Old High School.

Read more about the ECCI’s fascinating and sometimes gruesome history here

The ECCI is part of the University of Edinburgh’s estate. Click here to find out more about the state-of-the-art venue in 2015.

Below is a video of how the old High School was transformed into the energy efficient hub for knowledge, innovation and skills that it is today.  


  

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