Energy Efficiency

How does an historical and beautiful city like Bath retain the integrity of its architectural gems while at the same time bringing them up to 21st-century standards of energy efficiency?

Our award winning Low Carbon Bath project explored the solutions to this question, with the Bath Green Homes open event showcasing and promoting examples.

Low Carbon Bath / Warmer Bath

Warmer Bath, a free 76-page guide to making Bath’s historic buildings more energy efficient, is available to download here.

Launched on 4 July 2011, our national RTPI award winning guidance shows that preserving heritage and tackling climate change are not mutually exclusive. The Guidance is the product of the Low Carbon Bath project, a collaboration between Bath Preservation Trust and Bristol’s Centre for Sustainable Energy, funded by the government Department for Communities and Local Government.

Co-authored by Will Anderson, working as a researcher for CSE, and Joanna Robinson, Conservation Officer at Bath Preservation Trust, the guidance provides details of a range of energy conservation measures appropriate for Bath’s traditional buildings. The project grew from a recognition that there are increasing pressures on the owners and managers of historic property to contribute towards climate change mitigation. Our local survey revealed wide spread support for improving  the energy efficiency of listed buildings. To download the Survey Report click on Improving the energy efficiency of listed buildings in Bath .

It was the project’s ambition that this guidance makes a major contribution to the development of Bath and Northeast Somerset Council’s Local Development Framework. The principles and measures detailed in the guidance have been taken forward to inform the development of the Council’s Sustainable Construction and Retrofitting Supplementary Planning Guidance.

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