Energy efficiency for Ireland's historic buildings

How to effectively conserve energy in the historic building of Ireland will be the subject on an event in Dublin next week.

Dublin Castle's hall

Dublin Castle's hall

The event on Monday (December 6) will see Dublin City Council's Conservation and Heritage department work with the Irish Georgian Society to host an Energy Efficiency in Historic Houses seminar.

The event at the Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, is half day seminar aimed at offering practical, appropriate and easy to understand advice and guidance.

It will show how to thermally upgrade historic buildings and reduce energy costs whilst ensuring that no damage occurs to their historic fabric and character.

Owners of protected structures, buildings located within architectural conservation areas and owners of any traditionally built houses will be interested in this seminar.

"With the cold and wet winter days here, for many historic homeowners this is the time of year they start looking for answers on how to keep their homes warm and dry and reduce their energy bills', said Irish Georgian Society's conservation manager Emmeline Henderson.

"However, traditionally built buildings behave differently to modern buildings and the wrong thermal upgrading measures can not only lead to the erosion of the historic fabric and diminish its special architectural significance but can exacerbate problems with damp and make a building colder."

Speaker include conservation architect Paul Arnold, Peter Smith, a builder with extensive expertise in thermally upgrading old buildings and historic buildings services engineer, Edith Blennerhassett.

Contact Dublin City Council by clicking here for more information.

Luke Walsh


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