Retrofit Scotland

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Architecture and Design Scotland is a key partner in Retrofit Scotland, a collaboration of organisations established to disseminate best practice in refurbishment within Scotland.

In order to improve the performance and condition of our built environment and to inform a Scotland-wide programme of refurbishment, detailed technical information and case studies are required. Scotland has set challenging targets in relation to carbon emission reduction and tackling fuel poverty. Retrofit Scotland will provide a valuable information source for local authorities, housing associations and professionals involved in refurbishment projects.

Retrofit Scotland is a collaboration of organisations which has emerged from the 2020 Built Environment Subgroup to provide information on refurbishment projects, best practice, modelling and assessment tools, and finance mechanisms.

The Website

The Retrofit Scotland website brings together a wealth of information on refurbishment projects to assist professionals and the general public to identify the most appropriate solutions to improve the performance of existing buildings. This includes:

Case Studies
Together with industry and academic partners, Retrofit Scotland has collated Case Studies of buildings retrofitted within the last 20 years. The aim is to identify the most successful projects but also to highlight those which have been less effective and to use the lessons learned from all completed projects in order to inform the most appropriate way forward.

Retrofit Scotland has used contacts throughout industry and the academic community to identify and assess various simulation and modelling tools which can be used to define retrofit interventions.

News and Events
In this section we bring to your attention the latest news and information regarding retrofit projects and relevant best practice in Scotland.

The finance section includes information on finance mechanisms which are available to support retrofit programmes.

The Retrofit Scotland Newsletter is issued once a month, featuring news and featured case studies. To sign up click here.

The main organisations involved in this project are:
BRE Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University, Architecture and Design Scotland and Historic Scotland.

Retrofit Scotland are keen to expand our selection of case studies, both domestic and non domestic, so if you have a retrofit project you think we should showcase please contact

Design Advice workshop guidance

Our Design Advice workshop Guidance document and with contact details for those seeking to learn more about our programme of work.

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