On Wednesday 21st May, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment, Angela Constance opened the Refurbished House at the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig.
The newly completed Refurbished House is a recreation of the four-in-a-block home, which demonstrates a range of innovative retrofit solutions for some of the poorest performing homes in Scotland, in terms of both energy and acoustics.
The Refurbished House was delivered by BRE Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and Historic Scotland as part of the European ERACO STAR project. Kraft Architecture used historic design information and specified traditional materials for the building, constructed by local builders Cruden Building and Renewals. The demonstration project will enable a robust assessment to be made on the most cost effective fabric upgrade solutions for this building style, for walls, windows, roofs and services. Findings can be applied to 265,000 of these dwellings in Scotland and around three million of a similar construction in England.
Watch this short film for more information on the refurbished house-
Tours of the Refurbished House and the rest of the Innovation Park @ Ravenscraig can be arranged by contacting the Visitor Centre on (01698) 262 193, firstname.lastname@example.org
Retrofit Scotland have also been presented as one of the ’13 for 2013′ actions achieved by the 2020 Climate Group in an article in The Times Business Insight.
The article outlines how and why Retrofit Scotland came to be, before going on to describe some of the ’14 for 2014′ activities the 2020 Climate Group will focus on this year, including the use of ‘big data’.
The article can be viewed on page 11 here