Energy Efficiency Improvements for Traditionally Constructed BuildingsFor €70.00
This webinar explores practical solutions to improving energy efficiency in traditional and historic buildings in the context of global climate change and the growing body of research in the field developed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) over the past 15 years. HES has been an international leader in developing best practice solutions for thermal upgrading of historic buildings and has informed policy guidance in many countries across Europe, including in Ireland. Dr Moses Jenkins has led much of this research and is widely respected internationally for the breadth of his expertise and clear communication of the subject.
In a series of online lectures, Dr Moses Jenkins explores moisture, ventilation and temperature management in historic buildings and explains a range of specific fabric improvement measures that may be undertaken to different elements of a building. Specifically, these include thermal upgrading to roofs and attics, floors, windows and doors, walls and chimneys, and the materials and products now commonly available for such works. Crucially, the methods outlined are designed to allow old buildings to continue to function in terms of maintaining ventilation and moisture permeability, retaining historic character and minimising the visual impact of the changes.
Dr Jenkins explores case studies from a series of trials and pilot projects undertaken or managed by HES in which energy saving measures were applied in a variety of traditional properties throughout Scotland, including detached rural cottages, tenement flats, townhouses and public buildings dating from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the principles are applicable to the solid wall construction of most Irish traditional buildings, in both urban and rural settings, and to the similarity of windy and moisture-laden climates between Scotland and many parts of Ireland.
Dr Moses Jenkins has worked for Historic Environment Scotland for 15 years where he is Senior Technical Officer. He has written various guidance notes over this time most notably on the subjects of brick and energy efficiency. In 2009 he edited the book Building Scotland and in 2018 authored the book The Scottish Brick Industry. He gained his PhD through the study of Scottish traditional brickwork in 2017 and is a conservation accredited member of the CIOB. At present he is engaged in the development of standards and qualifications to improve knowledge of retrofit measures for traditionally constructed buildings.
Completion of this webinar offers 4 Structured CPD Points.