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Historic Scotland, . Short Guide - Fabric Improvements for Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings. Manual. Historic Scotland - Alba Aosmhor.

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This guide presents a series of practical solutions to improving energy efficiency in traditional and historic buildings, through a range of specific fabric improvement measures to different elements of a building (specifically roofs and lofts, floors, windows and doors, walls and chimneys). Crucially, the methods outlined in this report allow the building to continue to function in terms of maintaining ventilation and moisture permeability, whilst retaining historic character and minimising the visual impact of the changes. The examples given are based on a series of trials and pilot projects undertaken or managed by Historic Scotland in which energy saving measures were trialled at 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. The results of these projects are published as a series of Refurbishment Case Studies available from the Historic Scotland website, where the specific measures are described in more detail. Attention is also drawn to the Historic Scotland Technical Papers (also available on our website) which provide detailed information on relevant technical issues such as U-value measurements in traditional buildings, thermal performance of traditional windows, energy modelling and thermal comfort.

Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fabric upgrades, windows, floors, roofs, doors, walls, chimneys, flues
Subjects: English > Building Envelope > Insulation
Depositing User: Universitetsadjunkt Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 09:45
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 14:11

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