Sustainable Development; ‘Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. (Our Common Future, the Bruntland report, 1987).
We at Standard Heritage have qualifications and expertise in energy efficiency measures and retro-fit in older and traditional buildings.
We will be updating this part of the web site soon as the dust is now settling from COP 26 (Committee of Parties).
The firm has a robust policy on sustainability, which is based on the principle of sustainability as set out in the 1987 Brundtland Report; Our Common Future;
‘Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.
The firms approach and policy has developed over time. We have kept up with developments, which allows us, with our experience to give expert and qualified advice that fits within with global Climate Change requirements.
As always we look to the IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation) for up to date and forward thinking guidance as they lead the way forwards with all matters to do with old buildings.
Solid Wall Insulation
Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) is contentious issue, which could lead to damaging a solid walled building, making it less energy efficient, leading to the intervention being removed.
DO NOT THINK ABOUT INSULATING THE WALLS OF YOUR OLD BUILDING UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING ;
Make sure you download the BRE PDF and read what lead author Colin King has written; Solid wall heat loss and the potential of energy saving
The Retro Fit Up; https://www.cla.org.uk/sites/default/files/CLA%20EPC%20report.pdf
More coming soon but in the meantime, if you really want some sensible advice, read through the SPAB and Historic England papers:
As with most things, the most cost effective and efficient ways of saving energy and money are the simplest.
You will hear us talk about the number one conservation tip of all – acrylic secondary gazing. The first time we saw it, some years ago, it had to be pointed out to us, and even then we still couldn’t see it until we saw the ‘frame work’ !
Thank you Jill of Lewes for making such a great video.