Retrofit of Traditional Buildings: Historic Environment Division Guidance

Category: Skills & Training

About this event

Existing buildings and the built environment have a large role to play in achieving net zero. However, older buildings can sometimes raise additional challenges for improving energy performance, with the need to ensure that materials and methods used do not compromise the built fabric, and can retain the buildings’ special interest and character.

This 1-hour online CPD session will introduce up-to-date best practice guidance on retrofit and improving thermal performance in traditional buildings; based on Historic Environment Division’s Guidance for the Thermal Upgrade of Traditional Buildings, 2024. The talk will last approximately 45mins, with an opportunity to ask questions in a 15min Q&A.

Who should attend?

This webinar is for anyone who works with or cares for older and historic buildings. This includes construction and architecture professionals looking to engage with latest HED guidance, but could also be of benefit to building owners and those responsible for maintenance and repair, who would like to know more about best practice in planning retrofit works to older buildings.

Topics Covered

· Overview of available guidance

· Why retrofit?

· Fabric & occupant behaviour

· Legislative context

· Building health

· Considerations in planning retrofit projects

· Opportunities for improving thermal performance

Date: Thursday, 5th September 2024

Time: 1pm-2pm


1pm Retrofit of Traditional Buildings: Historic Environment Division Guidance

1.45pm Q&A

The webinar is delivered using Microsoft Teams. When you book a place, before the session you will receive an email with a registration link to enable you to join the webinar.

Trainer Overview:

Department for Communities Historic Environment Division

This online session will be delivered by Jacqui Stokes, Senior Conservation Architect at Department for Communities Historic Environment Division. Historic Environment Division within the Department for Communities is the government lead on, and records, protects, conserves and promotes Northern Ireland’s historic environment.





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