Monday 23 April 2012
Solid Wall Conference Hot Topic!
Changeworks' groundbreaking conference on solid wall insulation was a sold out success and certainly fuelled the evolving debate on Friday.
The conference, held on 20 April in Edinburgh, brought together experts and industry representatives to explore the opportunities, barriers, solutions and myths surrounding insulating solid wall buildings.
As Scotland moves toward a low carbon society, with schemes like the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) on the horizon it’s more important than ever to air debates and opinions around the topic of solid wall insulation. This measure will become much more prominent as funding for traditional cavity wall and loft insulation dwindles, and hard-to-treat properties become the focus of the Government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Changeworks is ideally placed to host such an event, due to its respected position in the environmental sector and its reputation for innovative research and expert consultancy. The sell-out conference counted architects, planners, surveyors, insulation installers, local authorities, housing association representatives, community groups, energy consultants, academics and individual householders among its delegates. With an experienced panel of speakers and the opportunity to handle products from leading exhibitors, the conference provided a forum for new dialogue and the evolving debate around the topic of solid wall insulation – a subject often avoided because of the associated difficulties it poses.
The conference proceedings and outcomes will form a critical report, due in the next few months, on solid wall insulation funded by the Scottish Government.
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The Solid Wall Insulation Conference is a Changeworks event supported by Historic Scotland and The Scottish Government.