Upcoming conference seeks to identify solutions to improve housing stock across Glasgow and beyond
The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has today announced that it is hosting a conference entitled “Beyond Niddrie Road: Retrofit Solutions for Older Housing” on September 19 2023. This free one-day event, held at voco Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, aims to explore strategies for integrating retrofit across older housing in Glasgow, Scotland and the wider UK.
As part of the conference, a comprehensive evaluation will be presented on the deep retrofit project of a pre-1919 sandstone tenement on Niddrie Road in Strathbungo East, Glasgow. Funded by Glasgow City Council, Scottish Funding Council, Southside Housing Association, and the Scottish Government, the retrofit 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 Construction Ltd., and the University of Strathclyde Department of Architecture.
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.
Prof 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.”
You can register your place at the event here.
Date: June 20, 2023 9:50 am
Author(s): Glenn Corrigan
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