Case studies include a range of project types including domestic and non-domestic, urban and rural, and listed and unlisted buildings, conversions and deep- to medium-level performance targets. Both completed and uncompleted projects are presented, together with pre-retrofit performance analysis, hygrothermal simulations, detailed architectural drawings and post-occupancy monitoring where available to demonstrate the links between theory and practice. Most projects represent good practice, but there are also examples of poor practice to demonstrate the wide range of unintended consequences that can occur without a robust approach.
As well as being taken through several completed projects in detail, delegates will also have the opportunity to work through real projects, working in groups to identify retrofit strategies for a range of scenarios. This will allow delegates to compare experience, work through some of the challenges involved in a typical traditional building retrofit, discuss different approaches and highlight the importance of treating every building individually.