Reference: Double Glazing in Listed Buildings – Project Report (2010) Heath, N

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Abstract or summary

This report provides the results and analysis of a research and demonstration project, Double Glazing In Listed Buildings, led by Changeworks in partnership with Lister Housing Co-operative and Edinburgh World Heritage at the request of The City Of Edinburgh Council. This project ran from March 2009 to March 2010, and involved retro-fitting a range of bespoke, slim-profile double-glazing units into category ‘A’ and ‘B’ listed buildings in Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns, both of which are conservation areas and form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This report provides full background to the project and the different system specifications, together with analysis of costs, installation and maintenance details, longevity, occupant impact and further recommendations. It also includes the results of technical research into the thermal performance and embodied energy of the installed units, which was carried out with support from Historic Scotland.