Event: Bridging the building performance gap



hab-labAyrshire Housing and the Energy Agency are hosting a free CPD event next month to highlight some of the latest work in energy efficiency and air quality.

Building managers and designers, and policy makers are frequently disappointed by the gap between design intentions and experienced performance when it comes to energy efficiency and air quality.

Professor John Currie of Edinburgh Napier University will describe his before and after evaluations of air source heat pumps installed in 1950s’ rural housing. His study addresses the concerns of social landlords regarding the roll out of this technology.

Barbara Lantschner and Matt Bridgestock will speak about the Hab-Lab project – an innovative partnership between Glasgow School of Art’s MEARU, John Gilbert Architects and five social landlords. It aims to come up with practical ways of improving the quality of both retrofit projects and new build housing. Their case studies address the challenges of improving the performance of houses from the late nineteenth century onwards. The project recently won the Saltire Society’s award for innovation in housing.

The event is being held on Wednesday 31 August - 2pm to 4pm in the County Hall, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR.

If you would like to attend contact Amy Fowler at a.fowler@ayrshirehousing.org.uk or 01292 880120.

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