CPD Short Course—Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings

Friday 8 September 2017, 9.00AM to 5.00pm

Course Content

  • Reasons for retrofitting traditional and historic buildings (e.g. climate change, fuel costs, comfort, health & wellbeing, sustainable place-making)
  • Traditional building construction type & characteristics, thermal performance & moisture movement
  • Principles for the sustainable, low-energy retrofit of traditional and historic buildings
  • Risks and unintended consequences of inappropriate interventions
  • Upgrade options for building fabric, services and clean energy generation





Course Benefits

  • Understand the relevance the principles of the sustainable retrofit of traditional and historic buildings.
  • Apply the principles of the sustainable retrofit of traditional and historic building

Course Leader: Nick Heath.

Nicholas Heath MA MSc Founding Director of NDM Heath Ltd. Nicholas has led high-profile research into solid wall insulation on traditional buildings, and has worked with several local authorities and social housing providers to develop city-wide strategies for the responsible retrofit of traditional buildings. He has worked nationally and internationally with a wide range of public and private clients including the Scottish Government, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, UNESCO, EST, CITB, RIBA, RICS, STBA and SPAB, as well as numerous architect firms, local authorities and housing associations, universities and community groups. Nicholas is Associate Director of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), an Affiliate and Technical Panel Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and a Fellow of the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE). http://www.ndmheath.co.uk

Pricing & Funding

Course cost £185 (+20% discount for former students)

More details and how to register

Location: King's Manor, K/157

Email: louise.cooke@york.ac.uk