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Sustainable Refurbishment

Nearly one third of UK carbon emissions are from housing. We can and should build new houses to rigorous energy efficiency standards. Yet at current rates of demolition and new build, it will take 1,000 years to completely renew the UK housing stock – so most of the homes standing today will still be in use in 2050.

The challenge is to refurbish the buildings of the past as buildings for the future. How do landlords, facilities managers, tenants, builders, homeowners and housing managers decide what needs to be done and how it should be achieved? What are the costs, the paybacks, the technical constraints? How should they weigh up the environmental impacts of materials, water and energy use?

This one day course aims at addressing the complex and sometimes conflicting issues for delivering better and more sustainable refurbishment.  It will examine:

  • energy efficiency/sustainability 
  • safe and secure internal environments that work
  • preservation and conservation of heritage and listed buildings
  • national house condition survey for social housing
  • whole life costing/performance 
  • practical case studies and tools for evaluating refurbishment projects
  • the range of tools suitable for evaluating the scope for refurbishment and financial assistance available

Intended audience:

Landlords, facilities managers, tenants, builders, homeowners and housing managers

Please register your interest for this course