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This report summarises the results of research on the thermal performance of traditional windows and methods reducing heat loss carried out by the Centre for Research on Indoor Climate & Health, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on behalf of Historic Scotland.
This paper presents the results of in-situ U-value measurements of mostly walls some roofs and one floor. The building elements measured varied with regard to the building materials and techniques used to construct them finishes insulation retrofits etc.
In the research report the introduction outlines current dilemmas in the effective conservation of Scottish Renaissance Interiors surfaces and sets the scene for the research work that was carried out under the auspices of the Internship. It specifically looks at the areas of most concern for the practising conservator.
The Scottish Parliament has set ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions - 42% by 2020, and 80% by 2050. If these are to be met, the building sector will have to be made sustainable and energy-efficient. This will require an extensive refurbishment programme.
This report outlines the importance of life cycle analysis (LCA) in assessing the sustainability of new buildings and of maintaining, refurbishing and replacing existing buildings.
This report challenges the perception that houses must be heated to modern standards, and explores achieving comfort in an older house using background low-temperature heating and local supplementary heaters to create warmth as required.
This Historic Scotland Technical Paper will hopefully foster a better understanding amongst conservation and construction profes-sionals of the hygrothermal transport phenomena occurring in older forms of construction and of the assessment tools available to assess the moisture-related risks associated with insulation retrofits.
This paper presents the findings of two separate financial modelling exercises undertaken on different traditional property types; a detached rural cottage and an urban tenement flat.
This report analysed three traditional property types common across urban and rural Scotland, modelling comprehensive upgrade packages and identifying opportunities for financial support through the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
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