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Guide to Energy Retrofit of Traditional Buildings

Support provided by Historic Environment Scotland

What does this involve?

This free guide from Historic Environment Scotland provides guidance on how to approach the refurbishment of traditional buildings and balance the various requirements to make them more energy efficient.

The guide describes retrofit measures that can be used to improve the energy efficiency of traditional buildings, while maintaining as much of their historic fabric as possible and creating healthy indoor environments.

These measures are backed up by research and showcased in various case studies by Historic Environment Scotland.

The guide also looks at compatibility with the existing fabric, compliance with building standards and the planning process.

The guide is available to download as a PDF document (91 pages, 3.97 MB).

What does this cost?

This is a free download. 

Who is this for?

Anyone can use this service.

How long does this take?

It will take around 1 hour and 40 minutes to read the full guide.

Next steps

Visit the Historic Environment Scotland website to download and read the guide.


Support provided by Historic Environment Scotland