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Ayrshire to welcome guide to retro-fitting existing housing

Ayrshire Housing – in association with the Energy Agency and South Ayrshire Council - is sponsoring a launch event for a new guide on retro-fitting existing housing.

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Ayrshire Housing – in association with the Energy Agency and South Ayrshire Council - is sponsoring a launch event for a new guide on retro-fitting existing housing.

The Scottish Government is directing large amounts of money into this sector in an effort to combat climate change and fuel poverty. The Pebble Trust, supported by SEDA (Scottish Ecological Design Association) and Historic Environment Scotland have commissioned a guide to help ensure that this effort is as effective and sustainable as possible.

The launch event of the guide will star lead author, Chris Morgan of John Gilbert Architects, who will take us through how we can ensure retrofit projects are more effective at saving energy, reduce risks to health and the building itself, and create comfortable and easy to use living spaces.

He will be followed by Jim Whiston, a director of Ayrshire Housing, who will tell us how as an association, they are trying to go beyond basic requirements when improving their own housing stock.

The work is based heavily on BPE (Building Performance Evaluation) studies in which investigators study the actual performance of buildings once built, rather than the calculated predictions routinely used, and the real experience of people within these buildings.

If you would like to book a free place at the launch – which will be held from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday 16 January in the County Buildings, Ayr – please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/energy-agency