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The thermal retrofitting of walls windows and ceilings in traditional Scottish buildings.

  This paper documents research undertaken to evaluate the thermal transmittance of building elements – walls, windows and ceilings – both before and after the addition of insulation in traditionally constructed Scottish buildings. Thirteen different types of insulation (both natural and synthetic) were assessed during the study in a range of buildings.
The study found that in each instance where an insulation material was installed, regardless of location and method, an improved U-value of at least 38% was recorded, with a maximum improvement of 88%. On average, solid wall insulation, either applied to the cavity, internal lining, or external face, reduced the U-value by 59%, secondary glazing reduced the window U-value by 75%, and ceiling insulation reduced the U-value by 77%.

  • Date:

    01 January 2015

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    WIT Press

  • DOI:

    10.2495/ESUS150271

  • Library of Congress:

    TH Building construction

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    690 Buildings

Citation

Stinson, J., Bros Williamson, J., Reid, A., & Currie, J. (2014). The thermal retrofitting of walls windows and ceilings in traditional Scottish buildings. In W. F. Florez-Escobar, C. A. Brebbia, F. Chejne, & F. Mondragon (Eds.), Energy and Sustainability VI, 317-326. doi:10.2495/ESUS150271

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Keywords

Conservation; preservation; historic building; retrofit; thermal performance;

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