Westminster publishes heritage retrofit guides

Last month HB Digest reported that English Heritage was looking for heritage buildings in Soho as low carbon retrofit case studies. This area of London’s West End is packed with historic buildings, including Georgian terraces, which contribute to Westminster’s carbon footprint, one of the highest in the country. So if the footprint can be reduced there by making ‘hard-to-treat’ historic buildings more energy efficient, it can be lowered anywhere.

Westminster Council has now published two guides on low carbon retrofit strategies for historic buildings. They include advice on planning and consents; different insulation, heating measures; their cost and effectiveness; plus sources of funding.

Both guides provide straightforward practical advice and are clearly aimed at the general public, albeit those interested enough in energy efficiency to go and seek them out.

Read More: Westminster Council

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