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Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Energy modelling of the Garden Bothy, Dumfries House
A paper modelling the thermal upgrades at a Conservation Group pilot site.
Slim profile double glazing
Findings on how slim-profile double glazing compares to secondary glazing fitted to single-glazed windows.
U-values and traditional buildings
Results of U-valve measurements of mostly walls, some roofs and one floor.
Scottish Renaissance Interiors
A report outlining dilemmas in the effective conservation of Scottish Renaissance interiors.
Indoor Environmental Quality in Refurbishment
An overview of health issues related to building refurbishment.
Embodied energy considerations
A technical paper outlining the importance of life cycle analysis in assessing the sustainability of new buildings and maintaining existing buildings.
Keeping warm in a cooler house
A paper exploring achieving comfort in an older house using background low-temperature heating.
Assessing risks in insulation retrofits using hygrothermal software tools: Heat and moisture transport in internally insulated stone walls
An introduction to the basics of hygrothermal building physics.
Green Deal financial modelling of a traditional cottage and tenement flat
This technical paper presents the findings of financial modelling exercises taken on a detached cottage and an urban tenement flat.
Green Deal, Energy Company Obligation and traditional buildings
This paper models comprehensive upgrades for three traditional property types and identifies financial opportunities for financial support through the Green Deal.
Evaluating Energy Modelling in Traditionally Constructed Dwellings
A study demonstrating the use of building modelling in traditionally constructed dwellings in Scotland.
Monitoring Thermal Upgrades to Ten Traditional Properties
A technical paper setting out pre- and post-intervention monitoring work.