23. April 2020 - 10:00 till 12:30
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RIBA London (London AM) - Energy retrofitting historic buildings | RIBA | Thursday, 23. April 2020

Energy retrofitting historic buildings


80% of the current building stock will still be in use in 2050. To meet the UK’s carbon targets, an estimated twenty-five million existing homes will need to be energy-retrofitted over the next 30 years, including historic, listed and other hard to treat buildings.  



Although a range of deep energy retrofit strategies and standards have evolved like Carbon Lite, EnerPHit and Energie-Sprong, there is no one-size-fits-all solution with historic buildings. Projects are often limited by materials, construction, the condition they are in or existing structure.   



Successful energy retrofits are about striking the right balance. Understanding the opportunities and benefits in terms of energy savings, comfort, wellbeing and related costs for each individual measure is key to allowing designers and clients to make informed decisions.  



On an item by item basis, this seminar will illustrate the key energy saving opportunities within existing buildings and how to tailor a retrofit master plan. Knowledge will be shared based on completed examples, including deep energy retrofits to EnerPHit, Carbon Lite and Energie-Sprong standards. This seminar will cover the following:  





What retrofit standards are out there and what’s the difference 


What design tools to use, good practice guidance and industry standards 


How to avoid the pitfall: potential risks from insulating historic construction and best practice guidance relating to rising damp, condensation and radon  


On an item by item basis, comparison of which measures have the greatest impact on heat loss, comfort, costs and energy saving  


Potential impacts and benefits for ventilation, air quality, humidity, mould and wellbeing 





 


 


Speaker: Tomas Gaertner, SE3DTomas is a chartered architect and a director of SE3D, a RIBA chartered practice specialising in human centered, high performance, healthy design. Having specialised exclusively in low energy building design rooted in building physics throughout his career, Tomas was involved in a range of deep energy retrofits to Carbon Lite, EnerPHit and Energie Sprong standards. He is a founding director of the Building Biology Association, a certified Passivhaus designer and building biology consultant IBN and a regular speaker at RIBA and Green Register events, the UK Passivhaus conference and Ecobuild.  


Core Curriculum

Building conservation and heritage
Sustainable architecture
Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance


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