The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Architects to explain retrofitting
More than £10 billion is to be spent in the coming years retrofitting Scotland’s historic buildings to meet climate change and fuel poverty targets.
And tomorrow a team of leading architects are to meet and explain how decades and even centuries-old properties can be altered to lower energy spending.
As well as saving money, the measures will cut carbon dioxide emissions and reduce the need for as much electricity to be produced at the same time.
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment lecturer, Amar Bennadji, retrofitted an 18th Century listed building to reduce heating energy by 56%.
He will speak at a conference at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen tomorrow. He said: “At a conservative estimate, £10-12 billion is to be spent improving the energy performance of Scottish homes to meet climate change and fuel poverty objectives.
“We are therefore entering a critical time for this topic and it is essential to ensure we make the most of this investment and that work is done efficiently and effectively.”
The sustainable renovation conference, co-hosted by RGU and the Pebble Trust, will be held from 5pm-7.30pm tomorrow.
For further information, or to book tickets, visit eventbrite.co.uk.