Ecobuild 2014: Need for a new approach to retrofit of traditional buildings

Colin King, Associate Director, BRE Wales talks about unintended consequences and the need for a new approach to retrofit of traditional buildings at Ecobuild 2014.

The challenge of refurbishing traditional, heritage and protected properties is to improve their energy efficiency whilst retaining the aesthetics, character and features of the buildings and achieving this at an acceptable cost. However with the scale of retrofit required a responsible approach is imperative. This session will give an understanding of which measures carry the most benefit and least risk in terms of rebound effects and unintended consequences and how a robust approach to retrofit can be achieved whilst retaining character.

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BRE, Traditional Buildings, Listed buildings, Ecobuild, heritage, moisture, building assessment, thermal performance

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