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Historic Scotland Refurbishment Case Studies: Scotstarvit Tower Cottage, Cupar

Historic Scotland Refurbishment Case Studies: Scotstarvit Tower Cottage, Cupar

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This case study forms part of the Historic Scotland Refurbishment Case Study series, detailing energy efficiency improvements to traditionally constructed buildings in Scotland. Read more…

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Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004

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This Act facilitates sustainable development and protection of the environment. It enables planning authorities to set targets related to the proportion of a building’s energy requirements that must be supplied by renewable sources. Read more…

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Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Insulating pitched roofs at rafter level-warm roofs

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Insulating pitched roofs at rafter level-warm roofs

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This guidance note provides advice on the principles, risks, materials and methods for insulating pitched roofs at rafter level. When insulation is placed at this position the roof is often referred to as a 'warm roof'. Read more…

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Historic Scotland Refurbishment Case Studies: Garden Bothy, Cumnock - Upgrades to walls, floors, windows & door

Historic Scotland Refurbishment Case Studies: Garden Bothy, Cumnock - Upgrades to walls, floors, windows & door

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The aims of the trials at the Garden Bothy, which are reported here in this Refurbishment Case Study, can be summarised as follows: • To test,... Read more…

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Climate Change and the Historic  Environment

Climate Change and the Historic Environment

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This statement, which updates and replaces English Heritage's 2006 position paper, sets out their current thinking on the implications of climate change for the historic environment. Read more…

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The Impacts of Climate Change on Gardens in the UK

The Impacts of Climate Change on Gardens in the UK

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The BGCI report assesses the physiological basis of plant responses to the changes which might be caused by climate change by examining plant responses to the increase of carbon dioxide and temperature and changes in water supplies and in pest, disease and weed incidence. Read more…

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