Currently 15% of carbon emissions come from residential property – so the effect of renovation of existing housing, and particularly older properties, is a key element in the drive to net zero by 2045.
With the Scottish Government directing large amounts of money into the retrofit sector, The Pebble Trust seized the opportunity to help ensure that this money is spent wisely by commissioning the Sustainable Renovation Guide in association with SEDA (Scottish Ecological Design Association) and HES (Historic Environment Scotland). It was created by Chris Morgan, an architect and a Director at John Gilbert Architects with 30 years’ experience in ecological design and sustainable development.
The Sustainable Renovation Guide provides very easy-to-understand information on the principles of sustainable renovation and practical guidance and drawings explaining exactly how parts of a building can be upgraded. It was ‘launched’ at events across Scotland which were well attended by architects, representatives of the construction industry, local authorities, landlords, politicians, housing associations, students and home-owners. The Guide is available as a book or a free download.