Low Carbon Bath / Warmer Bath


Low Carbon Bath, a guide to improving the energy efficiency of traditional homes in the historic City of Bath, has beaten off stiff competition to receive a national award.

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, the guide shows that preserving heritage and tackling climate change are not mutually exclusive.


Bath Preservation Trust (BPT) and the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) earlier released the report of the consultation exercise on Low Carbon Bath.

This report ended the first phase of a government-funded project aiming to provide policy guidance on the treatment of Bath’s traditional buildings in order to address climate change and energy conservation.

The consultation sought views from members of local ‘green’ and ‘heritage’ groups, professionals such as architects and developers, sixth form students and members of the public. Despite the different interests of these groups, a clear consensus emerged that we must protect the heritage of Bath while also mitigating climate change through improvements to traditional buildings. We cannot choose between these options. However participants identified the need for clearer policy and guidance on what changes are both possible and effective in traditional homes in Bath.

As well as describing the results from the consultation in detail, the report of the consultation sets out an outline of the proposed guidance. The content of the guidance is now being developed and will be subject to further consultation. The project partners hope that the Council will formally endorse the project outputs in due course. Click on Low Carbon Bath consultation report (November 2010) to view the report.


Have you recently refurbished, restored or re-used a Bath building?

If you have retrofitted any of the following in your Bath property BPT would like to hear from you!

– High quality, energy saving window treatment (refurbished sashes, secondary glazing, shutters etc.) – Non-fossil fuel heating appliances – Space heating controls – Smart water heating or heat recovery – Meters for water or a smart meter for electricity – Micro-generation (production of electricity/heat) – Water management – Ventilation systems – Innovative use of recycled or re-used materials, natural materials, sustainably sourced materials – Other design features, i.e. passive solar gain or use of green roofs/walls to help insulate and encourage biodiversity.

To tell us about your project please contact architecture@bptrust.org.uk.


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