Organisations and individuals charged with managing historic buildings face a significant challenge. How do we respond to the climate crisis whilst ensuring the people using our buildings are comfortable and protect the precious fabric and interiors? How do we make changes urgently whilst minimising the risk of maladaptation? How do we heat buildings in the context of UK net zero targets, UK energy strategy, and increasing energy costs?
This one-day conference is a forum to learn from case studies, hear about relevant research, to network, and discuss these issues amongst like-minded professionals.
The main focus of the day will be on what has been learnt; to provide practical, feasible and where possible proven technical solutions and approaches for a range of historic building types with a variety of uses.
Further speakers to be added, confirmed speakers to date include:
• Learn how to survey a historic building and appraise the heating options: Interactive workshop: Dan McNaughton, Senior Building Services Engineer, Historic England
• The viability of air source heat pumps in historic buildings: Andrew McQuatt, Engineering Standards Project Leader, Max Fordham LLP
• The reality of delivering decarbonised heating in heritage buildings: Matt Fulford, Inspired Energy
• Net-zero options for historic buildings: Dr Yousaf Khalid, Research Associate, Durham University
• Carbon reduction options for churches using oil for heating: Dan McNaughton, Senior Building Services Engineer, Historic England
• Mosques and carbon neutrality; an opportunity for engagement: Samie Kayani, Architectural Design Engineer, University of Liverpool/IK Architecture Group
• Policy/advocacy overview and panel with the National Trust: Provisional speaker Georgina Holmes-Skelton, Head of Government Affairs, The National Trust.
We will also have a marketplace where you can learn more from our expert exhibitors first-hand, including demonstrations.
Registration, refreshments, and market place open from 9am, first speaker at 10am. Finish 5pm.
This conference is FREE for Fit for the Future members (£150 for non-members)
Please find your discount code in our April Newsletter, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org