Launch - Guide to Sustainable Renovation 16th Jan 2019
Launch - Guide to Sustainable Renovation
Wednesday 16th January 2019 County Hall, County Buildings, Ayr 11am Introduction by Councillor Ian Cochrane 11.05 Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects 11.50 Jim Whiston, Ayrshire Housing Are you involved in the renovation of existing buildings? This is an event aimed at everybody in the retrofit sector from policy makers and development managers in housing organisations, to architects, builders, surveyors and those simply interested in upgrading their own homes. Scottish Government is directing large amounts of money into this sector in an effort to combat climate change and fuel poverty. The Pebble Trust, supported by SEDA (Scottish Ecological Design Association) and Historic Environment Scotland has seized on this timing to commission a guide to help ensure that this effort is as effective and sustainable as possible. The launch will feature lead author, Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects, who will take us through the ten ways in which we can ensure retrofit projects are more effective at saving energy, reduce risks to health and the building itself, engage better with people and learn lessons from our built heritage. This will be followed by Jim Whiston, Ayrshire Housing, who will tell us how they are trying to go beyond building requirements when improving their own housing stock. The work is based heavily on BPE (Building Performance Evaluation) studies in which investigators study the actual performance of buildings once built, rather than the calculated predictions routinely used, and the real experience of people within these buildings.