Reference: Warmer Bath: A guide to improving the energy efficiency of traditional homes in the city of Bath (2011) Bath Preservation Trust & Centre for Sustainable Energy

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Abstract or summary

This guidance is the final product of the Low Carbon Bath project, a collaboration between the Bath Preservation Trust and Bristol’s Centre for Sustainable Energy. The project was funded by the government’s Department for Communities and Local Government.

The project began with a series of workshops and a public meeting which explored local attitudes to preserving the historic environment of Bath and tackling climate change. Workshops were run for people with a strong interest in heritage, people involved in local green groups, building professionals and school pupils.

The workshops made clear that local people are determined both to preserve the character of historic Bath and to make the city fit for a low carbon future. This guidance is a response to this challenge. It has been designed for all owners and occupants of traditional homes in Bath (homes of solid wall construction,typically built before 1919). Thirty per cent of the homes in Bath are of traditional construction but these homes are responsible for about 40% of domestic carbon emissions in the city.