Sensitive Retrofit of Traditional Heritage Buildings
Low Carbon South West, Bath & North East Somerset Council and the Centre for Sustainable Energy invite you to join us on Tuesday 28th July at No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, for an Energy at Home event focusing on the retrofit of traditional and heritage buildings and how the issue of energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy in Bath's traditionally constructed buildings is being addressed.
At this free breakfast event, you will be able to:
- Learn about the conservation work carried out by Bath Preservation Trust on No. 1 Royal Crescent and the Bath Museum of Architecture and the energy saving measures which have been introduced.
- Find out the fascinating story behind Bath Abbey's Footprint project, which includes plans to use the renewable resource of the Roman hot spring water to provide the Abbey with a sustainable heating system.
- Hear from the Centre for Sustainable Energy about the Low Carbon Bath project and 'Warmer Bath', a guide to improving the energy efficiency of Victorian and Georgian homes to make Bath's historic buildings fit for a low carbon future.
- Gain valuable information from Bath & North East Somerset Council on local planning guidelines and how they are supporting the responsible retrofit of listed and historic buildings in the region.
- Learn about the Energy at Home scheme, which is increasing demand for retrofit and renewables from residents in the Bath & North East Somerset area.
Enjoy a breakfast of tea, coffee and freshly baked Danish pastries and the opportunity to network with other industry professionals. In addition, why not take the opportunity to tour this magnificently restored Georgian town house at a specially discounted rate of £5 per person.
- Martin Holley is Senior Technical Project Manager for the Centre for Sustainable Energy. Martin manages a portfolio of projects that are technical in nature, including local authority support programmes, renewable energy feasibility studies and the management of energy audits within the private and public sectors. His career experience includes working overseas for an environmental consultancy in Ecuador and more recently, for PV Systems Ltd in Cardiff as a project engineer being responsible for designing and installing monitoring systems for renewable energy installations both in the UK and abroad.
- Charles Curnock is Footprint Project Director for Bath Abbey. Charles qualified as an electrical engineer whilst serving as a submarine engineer in the Royal Navy. Following a second career in the shipbuilding industry, he joined Bath Abbey as Administrator ten years ago and now spends most of his time managing the Bath Abbey Footprint project. Charles and his wife have lived in Bath for over 25 years.
- Cleo Newcombe-Jones is a Town Planner and Urban Designer working in the Planning Department at Bath & North East Somerset Council. In this role she has developed the Sustainable Construction and Retrofitting Supplementary Planning Document, Retrofitting Guidance for Historic & Listed Buildings and a Permitted Development Checklist. She is also a co-founder of Bath Green Homes – a collaborative community project that aims to inspire people to retrofit their homes and build sustainably.
- Joanna Robinson is Conservation Officer for the Bath Preservation Trust. Joanna joined BPT over 8 years ago having previously worked for Exeter City Council as their Conservation Officer. She has a BA and MA in Town and Country Planning as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation.
- Please arrive for a 9:00am start. The event will be held in the Servants' Hall at No. 1 Royal Crescent.
- Danish pastries and refreshments will be served upon arrival.
- We encourage you to travel to our event sustainably if at all possible. No. 1 Royal Crescent is a 15 minute walk from Bath Spa railway station. If travelling by bicycle, you are welcome to lock your bikes downstairs in the basement courtyard. Click here for directions and information on how to get to the venue.
- Upon arrival, follow the signs which will direct you to the Servants' Hall located downstairs in the basement courtyard.
- If you would like to explore the rest of the house at No. 1 Royal Crescent after the event, please have your £5 entrance fee ready.
We look forward to seeing you there!