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Energy retrofitting historic buildings

23 April 10:00 - 12:30
Organized by: RIBA London
Venue: RIBA
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London
W1B 1AD

80% of the current building stock will still be in use in 2050. To meet the UK’s carbon targets, an estimated twenty-five million existing homes will need to be energy-retrofitted over the next 30 years, including historic, listed and other hard to treat buildings.

 

Although a range of deep energy retrofit strategies and standards have evolved like Carbon Lite, EnerPHit and Energie-Sprong, there is no one-size-fits-all solution with historic buildings. Projects are often limited by materials, construction, the condition they are in or existing structure.

 

Successful energy retrofits are about striking the right balance. Understanding the opportunities and benefits in terms of energy savings, comfort, wellbeing and related costs for each individual measure is key to allowing designers and clients to make informed decisions.

 

On an item by item basis, this seminar will illustrate the key energy saving opportunities within existing buildings and how to tailor a retrofit master plan. Knowledge will be shared based on completed examples, including deep energy retrofits to EnerPHit, Carbon Lite and Energie-Sprong standards.

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