Wed, 20 Oct|
Retrofit in Conservation Areas
Learn how to protect the heritage qualities of your conservation area home, whilst making it fit for the future with a retrofit project.
Time & Location
20 Oct 2021, 19:00 – 21:00
About the Event
Many of us who live in conservation areas consider ourselves lucky enough to have beautiful, historic homes, which hold within them many memories, not only of our own but of generations before us.
Nevertheless, much as we love our homes, we're very familiar with the feeling of cold in the winter, the sometimes sweltering heat of those south-facing rooms in the summer, and generally, very expensive energy bills arriving through our letterboxes each month.
Now though, we also have to go beyond thinking about our own comfort and consider our home's impact on the environment. 40% of UK emissions come from households, and buildings in conservation areas are often the oldest and hardest to decarbonise.
Having said that, it's not an impossible mission, and there is a growing community of homeowners undertaking "deep retrofit" projects which look to protect the beauty of older buildings whilst upgrading the energy efficiency of the home through insulation, ventilation, renewable energy, and smart technologies.
Brookmill Road Conservation Area Society (BRCAS) has come together with South East London Community Energy Co-op (Selce) to host a webinar series, where we will explore a range of aspects relating to deep retrofit projects in South East London conservation area homes.
Through Selce's Future Fit Homes program, South East Londoners now have access to expert retrofit coordinators, who can guide them through the process of retrofit. These webinars also bring together a range of expert guest speakers to discuss the landscape for retrofit and practical solutions on how you can get started with your home.
Read below to find out more about our two webinar sessions, and our expert speakers from Historic England, Selce, and Arboreal Architecture. Please donate generously to support us in raising funds for the continuation of the positive work SELCE does in tackling climate change in South East London and of Brookmill Road Conservation Area’s (BRCAS) work in raising awareness of conservation issues.
Please note you must book your tickets to each webinar separately.