Improving Energy Efficiency in Traditional and Vernacular buildings

Improving Energy Efficiency in Traditional and Vernacular buildings

22/09/2021 - 22/09/2021


General Interest, CPD
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

£5/€6pp - SPAB Members

£6/€7pp - Non-members

Event details

Presented by SPAB Ireland
The sixth lecture in the 10-part on-line series, 'Conserving Irish Vernacular Houses'
The series is part of SPAB Ireland Vernacular Irish Buildings Campaign 2021 and is generously supported by the Heritage Council under the Heritage Sector Support Fund 2021

Lecture 6: Improving Energy Efficiency in Traditional and Vernacular buildings

Wednesday 22 September 2021, 19.00 -  20.30 
Live Online Lecture
£5/€6 pp - SPAB members
£6/€7 pp - Non-members 

Book all 10 lectures
£43/€50 - Members
£50/€60 - Non-members

Lecture description:

This lecture will examine ways of improving the thermal performance of traditional and vernacular structures. All aspects of such buildings, including walls, floors, and roof spaces will be looked at. Case studies, including one from an A-listed vernacular Scottish building, will also be discussed. This lecture will be based around Historic Environment Scotland’s site-based research.

About the speaker:

Moses Jenkins

The lecture will be delivered by Dr Moses Jenkins, Senior Technical Officer at Historic Environment Scotland. He has worked in the role for 16 years, with a significant focus on energy efficiency and Scottish brickwork. He has written several guides and case study papers on retrofit of traditional brickwork and is a conservation accredited member of the CIOB.

About SPAB Ireland:

SPAB Ireland was established in 2017 as the inaugural Irish branch of the SPAB. Following the return of several recent Irish SPAB Fellows and Scholars to live and work in Ireland, the lack of an SPAB presence has been acutely felt. After a successful open meeting in February 2017, we have established a committee and have started planning how we will bring the SPAB philosophy and ethos to Ireland.


The lecture will be recorded and available to watch on demand for a limited time after the live presentation. Bookings must be made in advance to receive this recording link.


IT requirements: Please note that this is an online lecture and will be held via a webinar platform (Zoom). You will be sent instructions on how to join the session the day before the lecture. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. 


Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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Image Credit: Moses Jenkins

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