Energy retrofit of traditional buildings in Edinburgh

30 April

Wondering how to make your traditional building more energy-efficient and reduce carbon emissions? Are you confused about where to start and where to get advice? Want to balance energy retrofitting with preserving the cultural significance of your building?

Retrofitting traditional buildings requires a good understanding of their construction. For instance, Edinburgh’s traditional buildings were designed to be breathable. This helps to address moisture-related issues and to keep a healthy indoor environment. Residents in buildings with several owners could also face additional challenges when organising repairs and maintenance. So, traditional building retrofit should take account of various factors.

Yasser Battikha, Energy Retrofit Specialist, and Yann Grandgirard, Head of Climate Change at Edinburgh World Heritage, will share insights on energy retrofit projects in traditional buildings. They will discuss potential interventions, strategies, practical steps and pitfalls to avoid.

The event will include:

  • a case study of a retrofit project in a listed tenement on the Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh World Heritage’s Climate Emergency Grant programme and future projects
  • Q&A session followed by refreshments

Join us for this free event on 30 April 2024 from 6-8 p.m. at St Paul’s & St George’s Church, 46 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP.

Spaces are limited, so please book tickets here.

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