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Fixtures and fittings

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site boasts an outstanding variety of buildings with different architectural styles, materials and unique characters. These traditional buildings already have certain benefits in terms of environmental sustainability, including their longevity, thermal mass, locally-sourced materials and natural ventilation. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to reduce energy inefficiency, even in traditional buildings, without compromising their authenticity.

The purpose of this guidebook is to advise owners and residents about energy efficiency solutions that can improve the thermal performance of historic buildings, reduce carbon emissions and lower fuel bills.

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Energy Efficiency

Edinburgh World Heritage has a Conservation Funding Programme to help restore exteriors within the World Heritage Site. We offer grants that can cover up to 70% of eligible works.

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