Tag: historic buildings

Historic homes report outlines energy efficiency challenges

The government has published a wide-ranging review of the barriers upgrading energy efficiency in historic properties.

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Historic England reveals retrofit skills gaps

Local data on the estimated need for retrofitting skills to deliver net zero for England’s historic buildings has been made available by Historic England.

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Air source heat pumps can be effective in historic properties, according to study

Historic England has published a study of different air source heat pump installations in historic buildings and concluded that the technology is able to deliver cost-effective heating at low temperatures when allowed to run for long periods without interruption. The publication, in its series Heat Pumps in Historic Buildings, is designed to provide guidance for […]

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Carbon cutting retrofit planned by York Minster

York Minster is planning the delivery of its first low carbon retrofit project. Its Neighbourhood Plan sets out a 15-year policy-led approach to create a sustainable future for York Minster and its seven-hectare estate. In the latest development for its delivery, plans to sustainably convert and refurbish 1 Deangate in the Minster Precinct have been […]

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Council publishes historic retrofit guidance

Owners and managers of historic and listed buildings can access new guidance on how to make their homes or businesses more energy efficient from Warwick District Council. The guide provides information on reducing running costs and addresses the challenges of introducing retrofit improvements such as double glazing or solar panels whilst maintaining the historic significance and fabric […]

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Report highlights economic benefit of retrofitting historic buildings

Retrofitting the UK’s historic buildings could generate £35bn of economic output a year, according to a new report from the National Trust, Peabody, Historic England, The Crown Estate and Grosvenor. Improving the energy efficiency of historic properties could reduce carbon emissions from the UK’s buildings by an estimated 5% each year and generate £35 billion […]

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Solar PV cuts Bath Abbey’s energy use

A new study from the Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics has said that installing solar panels could help historic buildings beat the rising costs of energy. The consortium of seven universities, including the Unuversity of Liverpool, trains doctoral students in different aspects of solar energy technology. For this research it looked […]

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