Climate Adaptation for Built Heritage - Meeting the ChallengesFor €90.00
This webinar explores the challenges facing Ireland’s built heritage in the context of climate change. Two leading speakers, award-winning writer Roger Hunt and architect, environmentalist and broadcaster Duncan Stewart, highlight the global context of climate change, how it affects Ireland and its buildings, and the commitments now enshrined in Irish law. They explore the mitigation measures required to reduce carbon load, increase thermal performance and comfort, and cater for more frequent and severe extreme weather events in a manner that is sensitive to the particular qualities of historic and traditionally constructed buildings.
The webinar explains the basic principles of retrofitting old buildings for energy efficiency and the key issues to think about to ensure their long term sustainability, value and character. The speakers consider a holistic approach to retrofitting and examine the materials and techniques that are compatible with the needs of old buildings.
Topic strands include:
Climate change: What the science tells us
Legislation: Ireland’s legally binding commitments
Sectoral budgets: The part that built heritage must play
Built heritage: How old buildings and traditional materials function
Thermal upgrading: Factors to consider and case study solutions
The ‘light hand’: How to preserve the authenticity of historic character
Roger Hunt is an award-winning writer and blogger with a particular interest in sustainable and vernacular architecture and the materials and techniques used in construction. He is the co-author of the bestselling Old House Handbook, Old House Eco Handbook and New Design For Old Buildings, all in association with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
Roger lectures on building-related issues, is a judge of annual awards for new housing and has long been involved with the SPAB. His latest renovation project is a 1900 house on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA.
Read more at www.huntwriter.com or follow on Twitter and Instagram or link with Roger on LinkedIn.
Duncan Stewart is an award-winning architect and television producer and has been a leading Irish advocate for environmental, health and conservation issues for over 40 years.
Duncan produces and presents Ireland's longest running environmental series EcoEye which is now broadcasting its 19th season. One of the most popular television shows on Irish television with 150 episodes produced, he has examined environmental issues both home and abroad.
Duncan is Ireland's leading speaker on climate change, biodiversity, natural capital, the circular economy and renewable energy as well as a variety of topics revolving around our interaction as people with our natural surroundings. Duncan holds a keen interest in Ireland’s built heritage as a social, cultural and environmental resource that requires particular care to ensure its survival and active use.
Old House Eco Handbook is a practical and essential guide to retrofitting for energy efficiency and sustainability. Whether your project is medieval, or a Georgian, Victorian, or Edwardian terrace, it can be made more energy efficient and sustainable. Highly illustrated and with a foreword by Kevin McCloud, Old House Eco Handbook includes chapters on the building envelope; roofs and ceilings; windows and doors; walls; floors; paints; energy, air and water; plus, a chapter on retrofit materials.
The Old House Eco Handbook can be purchased online here
Completion of this webinar offers 3 Structured CPD Points.