The Retrofit in Heritage committee, launched in summer 2022, is dedicated to retrofit and building services interventions in heritage buildings.
The committee is intended to provide a forum for discussion. The formation of the committee links to ongoing work that CIBSE is doing around climate change mitigation and adaptation and links it to building performance.
“Our mission is to support the built environment industry in the retrofit of buildings of special architectural and historic interest, working towards the carbon agenda targets of the wider industry, whilst avoiding maladaptation. It is proposed that the term ‘Retrofit’ in this instance be defined as ‘the upgrading of a building to enable it to respond to the imperative of climate change, avoiding maladaptation.’ Definition adapted from Marion Baeli, Residential Retrofit 20 Retrofit Case Studies, London; RIBA publishing 2013.
The Retrofit in Heritage committee aims to do this by creating an open environment for knowledge sharing across the industry and providing information, guidance and leadership about new developments, innovation, policy and legislation relating to retrofit in the heritage sector.”
The Retrofit in Heritage Committee sits within 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.
If you would like to enquire about joining the committee, please contact [email protected]