Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings

Improving the environment by reducing CO2 emission.

Organisation: Conservation Group, Technical Research Unit, Historic Environment Scotland
Project title: Review of Historic Environment Scotland’s work on energy efficiency in traditional buildings

A review of HES pilot projects into the thermal upgrade of traditional homes has been recently completed. The study reviewed the fabric improvements delivered on 18 projects in Scotland since 2010. It found that the work delivered was durable and there were no adverse consequences; energy bills had been reduced and occupiers were generally warmer. The review was necessary to validate the improvement measures developed by HES TRU. This information will contribute to the technical support for the Scottish Government energy efficiency programme and ensure that historic and traditional properties are not damaged through poor energy efficiency interventions.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 2

Other: 1, 3, 6, 8

Contact name:  Roger Curtis
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Reviewed: September 2018