The risks of retrofit – heritage issues

Heritage building in Bath, UK

Respecting heritage in retrofit In this, the second report on the subject, Kate de Selincout wonders if the ‘tension’ between airtightness and health is blinding other important issues such as the trade-offs that we are often faced with between conservation values and energy efficiency. These can be felt very tangable. While

The cost of green construction

the additional cost to upgrade from Very Good to Excellent may be in the region of 2% to 5%

The construction industry, like most business sectors, is continuously improving standards, so a building which only meets the minimum statutory requirements today would be considerably more environmentally friendly than an equivalent building built 10 or 20 years ago. Andrew Smith reports...   As statutory minimum standards, best practice and industry standards continue