Conference seeks solutions to improve housing stock in Glasgow and beyond

Conference seeks solutions to improve housing stock in Glasgow and beyond

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is to host a conference that aims to explore strategies for integrating retrofit across older housing in Glasgow, Scotland and the wider UK.

Beyond Niddrie Road: Retrofit Solutions for Older Housing’ will take place in Glasgow on 19 September.

The conference will feature a comprehensive evaluation of the deep retrofit project of a pre-1919 sandstone tenement on Niddrie Road in Strathbungo East, Glasgow. This successfully and significantly reduced energy demand and dramatically cut household bills. The building now houses tenants in each of its eight flats.

The project is a collaboration between CaCHE and Southside Housing Association, John Gilbert Architects, CCG and the University of Strathclyde Department of Architecture. It was funded by Glasgow City Council, Southside Housing Association, and the Scottish Government.

Alongside the wider lessons from the evaluation of Niddrie Road, attendees will gain insights into key topics, among others, concerned with retrofitting older housing, including the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESHH) review, funding and delivery streams working at Glasgow, Scottish and UK government levels, thinking through incentives to speed up mass retrofit, and tenement strategies for achieving net-zero, while retaining our built environment heritage.

Professor Kenneth Gibb, director of CaCHE, shared his enthusiasm for the event: “This conference provides a valuable platform to share knowledge, network and explore innovative retrofit strategies for older housing. It is an excellent opportunity to connect with experts and contribute to sustainable solutions to retain and strengthen our older housing stock.”

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