Energy efficiency in tenement flats

Scottish tenements can be made more energy-efficient, however, it will take owners being informed and working together to make this change. In this webinar, we discuss energy-efficient tenements and what changes you can make today for the future.

Fabric first and retrofit in tenement buildings

What is fabric-first, and how can you retrofit an older tenement building? What should you prioritise? We answer these questions and more in this webinar. Learn about sustainable maintenance and retrofit from tenement experts, and ask our live panel about how you can organise and perform retrofit in your property.

What is retrofit?

Retrofit refers to the strategic improvement of existing buildings, so that they are better able to meet modern energy efficiency standards. It can involve installing a new low to zero-emissions heating system in a building or simply adding double glazing, with the common aim of decreasing energy consumption and reducing carbon emission outputs from homes. 

Influencing retrofit policy

In a recent episode of the Zero Ambitions Podcast, Gillian Campbell, joined the hosts to discuss her recent work with the EHA on retrofit policy and what’s needed to make it work.
Retrofit entails making changes to an existing building with new materials, technology, or features that may not have necessarily been available previously.

The Novoville Shared Repairs app

The Novoville Shared Repairs app was developed in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and launched in 2021 to help make the shared repairs process smoother. This month we have a guest article from the creators of Novoville Shared Repairs, explaining the reasoning behind the app and its key features that help make shared repairs more manageable.

Scottish Government EPC reform consultation

The Scottish Government has released a consultation paper setting out proposals to reform domestic and non-domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). EPCs provide properties with an energy efficiency rating and communicate to households and building owners the performance of their building.

New downloadable guide to the repairs process

Organising common repairs can be time consuming and stressful, and the common repairs process can be difficult to navigate. Following proper procedures is a critical element in the repairs process, and is essential should you need external help from your local council or if you need to take legal action.

‘Deep retrofit’ as an alternative to demolition

As we know, issues of disrepair in older tenement buildings are widespread, presenting challenges for owners as well as upcoming energy efficiency targets. But is the solution really to demolish them?
Scottish Housing News recently published an article written by graduate architect, Quita Hynd, entitled ‘Long live the tenements’, describing her final-year project.