Solid Wall Insulation Conference
SEDA Steering Group member, Chris Morgan (Locate Architects) will be among those speaking at the Solid Wall Insulation Conference, Friday 20th April 2012, Edinburgh
Exploring barriers, solutions and new approaches to insulating Scottish solid masonry walls
As the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) approach, there is an increasing focus on insulating Britain’s solid-walled homes. These are often viewed as hard-to-treat – just 1% of these homes have had their walls insulated – but research and pilot projects in this area are rapidly increasing.
There are many different approaches to insulating solid walls, and this can lead to confusion. This conference will explore and resolve the key issues surrounding solid wall insulation in traditional homes, and demonstrate some of the newest solutions available.
This is a Changeworks <http://www.changeworks.org.uk/> event, supported by Historic Scotland <http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/> and the Scottish Government <http://home.scotland.gov.uk/home> .
The current situation
Installing insulation to improve energy efficiency is now common practice across UK organisations from local authorities and housing associations to architects and community groups. But time and again they face a problem: 36% of the UK’s housing does not have cavity wall construction.
This unique event will explore in unbiased detail the issues, conflicting views, emerging technologies and practical options for installing internal and external solid wall insulation.
The full programme will be released shortly, and will include presentations from many organisations including Historic Scotland, Joseph Little Architects, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Locate Architects, Ecological Building Solutions and Energy Action Westray.
This in-depth conference will bring together experts, researchers, practitioners and industry representatives to provide the latest information, insight and debate on:
· Unpacking and exploring the confusion and differing views on solid wall insulation, covering areas such as breathability and moisture movement in solid walls, thermal performance of solid walls, types of insulation materials and the most suitable installation techniques.
· Addressing the barriers to installation including high up-front costs, technical complexities and the disruption to the occupants.
· The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO), and the increase in solid wall insulation predicted by UK installation trials.
· Case studies from different property types and areas, and results of recent trials involving new approaches and materials.
There will also be numerous exhibitors, allowing delegates to see some of the latest products and materials for internal and external wall insulation.
Who should attend?
Insulating solid walls is the next great challenge. All interested people are welcome…local authorities, insulation installers, architects, housing associations, energy consultants, community groups as well as individual householders.
If your organisation would like to reach people interested in Solid Wall Insulation and improving energy efficiency then take part in our exhibition. There are a limited number of stands available, please contact Catherine Fong <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Solid%20Wall%20Conference%20Enquiry> for more information.
How to book
Visit the conference booking page <http://changeworks.org.uk/shop/?view=changeworks#ecwid:category=2091537&mode=product&product=8874175> on the Changeworks website.