Launch of Warmer Bath guidance

Practical guide to low-carbon measures in heritage buildings

21 June 2011

‘Warmer Bath’, the guidance produced jointly by CSE and the Bath Preservation Trust (BPT) to help improve the energy efficiency of Victorian and Georgian homes in Bath, will be launched at a special event in the city on 4 July.

The launch will take place at the BPT's offices at 1 Royal Crescent.

‘Warmer Bath’ is a 76-page book that grew out of a series of public meetings, workshops, consultations and surveys which explored local attitudes to preserving the historic environment of Bath and tackling climate change. For more about Low Carbon Bath read the project profile here.

Caroline Kay, Chief Executive of the Bath Preservation Trust, explains why the publication of this guidance is so significant. “The UK’s ambitions for a low-carbon future require every community to do its part, and this includes Bath, one of the most celebrated cities not just in the UK but in the world.

“The message of this launch is that of course we must preserve this unique and beautiful urban environment, but we must also adapt to changing circumstances. This means taking a look at adaptations like solar panels, double glazing and wall and floor insulation, and asking what role they have in making Bath’s historic buildings fit for the future.”

CSE Chief Executive, Simon Roberts, added: “What goes for Bath, goes for other places, too. Finding a way to sympathetically adapt our older housing, and move beyond the energy efficiency standards of their Georgian and Victorian builders, lies at the heart of a viable domestic carbon reduction strategy.”

You can download the report here.

Places at this launch are limited, but if you have an active role in heritage, conservation or planning and would like to attend, please contact Rachel Coxcoon.

NB: the London launch of Warmer Bath at the Georgian Society was cancelled due to the tube strike on 30 June.

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