It’s Not Just Retrofit

Event Details

    9/5/2017 17:30 - 19:00
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    Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast, BT1 6AR

    Networking and refreshments from 5pm. Glass of wine or other refreshment included in ticket price.

    Open to members: £10 and non-members: £15. Reductions for members of UAHS and IHBC.

    Older buildings are at risk from attempts to make them energy efficient. Everyone in the property and construction industry needs to understand that the one size fits all approach is not the answer for millions of older buildings – that are treated as if they were modern. At this event, introduced and chaired by Professor John Edwards, Guest Editor of IHBC’s Context special edition on Green Retrofit we will explore:

    • Fundamental differences between new and older buildings
    • Comparing and contrasting energy efficiency assessment methods
    • Making existing fabric more energy efficient – without retrofit
    • A combined process of retrofit and other energy efficiency works – finding optimum solutions
    • Role of Building Regulations
    • Role of British and European Standards
    • Guidance and Tools – good and bad
    • Why dampness is one of the most important issues to understand
    • Competencies required from individuals
    • Quality Management on site

    Professor John Edwards, MA, DipBldgCons, BCAS, CEnv, FCIOB, FRICS, IHBC

    Until April 2014 John held one of the UK’s most senior building conservation positions as Assistant Director of Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service and prior to that John worked for English Heritage. Whilst at Cadw John initiated and led the Welsh Governments first live energy efficiency research project concerning traditional buildings. John is a Director of Edwards Hart a multi-disciplined consultancy practice where he leads on building conservation, sustainability, energy efficiency, building pathology, standard setting, training and project management and operates across the UK and Ireland. John has contributed to numerous European and British Standards and includes lead authorship of BS7913: 2013: Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings. John is also co-author of the RICS Conservation Guidance Note, co-author of CIOB Carbon Action 2050 guidance on retrofit, and guidance on the maintenance and operation of buildings. John has contributed to the development of National Occupational Standards for the UK Governments 'Green Deal', is the Co-founder of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance, is a member of the BSI committee for the Conservation of tangible cultural heritage and a member of the UK Green Construction Panel. John is also Professor on Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St David and a Trustee of the IHBC.

    Networking and refreshments from 5pm. Glass of wine or other refreshment included in ticket price.

    Open to members: £10 and non-members: £15. Reductions for members of UAHS and IHBC.

    More about the organisers UAHS and IBHC

    Posted: 11/4/2017

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