Priva supports new CIBSE Committee’s focus on retrofit in heritage buildings

CIBSE is launching a new committee dedicated to retrofit and building services interventions in heritage buildings.

The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is launching a new committee dedicated to retrofit and building services interventions in heritage buildings. 

Here at Priva, we welcome the new Retrofit in Heritage Committee’s intention to provide a forum for discussion about ways in which heritage building stock can be more energy efficient.

The formation of the committee links to ongoing work that CIBSE is doing around climate change mitigation and adaptation and linking it to building performance. For example, CIBSE is also part of the Net Zero Carbon Building Standard, a cross-industry initiative representing stakeholders across the built environment, who have joined together to develop a standard for defining net zero carbon buildings in the UK.

CIBSE also continues to work closely with the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI). Retrofit across the existing building stock is essential for the UK to achieve Net Zero. CIBSE supports a detailed whole building approach to retrofit to deliver carbon savings, improve health and comfort in buildings and avoid detrimental effects.

The Retrofit in Heritage Committee will sit alongside the existing CIBSE Heritage Group, which focuses on building services of heritage interest. The committee is free to join and does not require existing membership of CIBSE or the heritage group.

Priva has supplied intelligent building and energy management control technologies to some of the most high profile of the UK’s heritage buildings, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Rosslyn Chapel.

To find out more about the ways we can support heritage buildings with our portfolio of technologies, read our e-book ‘Future-proofing Britain’s Historic Buildings’, which offers a non-technical overview of the outcomes and benefits of control technology. The document explains in clear language how Priva’s is delivering significant energy savings; improved indoor climate conditions and greater visibility of energy use.


You can find out more about the CIBSE Heritage Group here.

If you would like to enquire about joining the committee, please contact groups@cibse.org

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