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Energy Efficiency and Adaptive Re-use of Buildings

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Holyrood Park Education Centre


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Event Description

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Join us to explore the practical ways and means of retrofitting Scotland’s traditional buildings effectively and economically. This session is taking place at the Holyrood Park Education Centre in Edinburgh and will include a thorough discussion of the underlying principles governing the need for improved energy efficiency.

A networking lunch will provide you with the opportunity to continue discussions.

Our full-day experience includes a tour of Holyrood Lodge, a small Victorian building recently retrofitted by Historic Environment Scotland (HES). You will be able to explore the lodge with a HES Senior Officer and discuss the range of best-practice energy efficiency techniques used in this building.

Learning outcomes

You will:

  • understand the broader aspects of best practice in energy efficiency as it applies to retrofitting Scotland’s traditional buildings

  • recognise how retrofitting traditional buildings to meet current standards should be undertaken in a holistic manner to achieve maximum performance

  • learn how to compare retrofit materials, technologies and procedures to choose appropriate applications in different contexts


  • Dr Moses Jenkins, Sector Skills Manager at Historic Environment Scotland
  • Lila Angelaka, Senior Technical Officer at Historic Environment Scotland

Holyrood Park Education Centre

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Accessibility / Parking

• Attendees travelling by car should park at the Broad Pavement Car Park beside Holyrood Palace. This car park is ordinarily pay and display and we are unable to reserve specific spaces, however, free parking is available on the basis that vehicle registrations are sent to in advance.

• Disabled / wheelchair users may park at the car park directly outside the Holyrood Park Education Centre but must display a valid Blue Badge, and vehicle registrations should be sent to in advance. The Holyrood Park Education Centre itself is fully wheelchair accessible.