The third event in our sustainable project series will focus on heritage projects, particularly building projects, that are looking at retrofitting for energy efficiency and conservation. Nigel Griffiths (Director at the STBA) and Soki Rhee-Duverne (Building Conservation Advisor at Historic England) will give an overview of their experience working on responsible retrofit using a 'whole house' approach, and the considerations needed when working with heritage, traditional and older buildings.
Nigel Griffiths, Director of the STBA will present alongside Soki Rhee-Duverne, Building Conservation Advisor for Historic England, to share with members a wealth experience, knowledge and advice for retrofitting and redeveloping heritage/traditional buildings. They will look at the 'whole house' approach, a way of thinking about retrofit in a manner that is holistic and risk based.
Old buildings are diverse and there is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution to retrofit for traditional buildings. The 'whole house' approach considers the building as part of wider environmental system by factoring in the interrelationship between the occupants, the external environment, the building fabric and the services of individual buildings. Enabling balanced solutions that save energy, sustain heritage significance and maintain a healthy indoor environment whilst managing the risks of unintended consequences from moisture.
Caring for and working with traditional and historic buildings presents particular challenges, especially in the context of environmental sustainability. Modern approaches to retrofitting - particularly for energy efficiency purposes - can often have an overall negative impact on a historic building. The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) have extensive experience of sensitively retrofitting and working with these buildings, and created the responsible retrofit guidance wheel.
This event is strictly for members only. Please register in advance.