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Is it possible to turn Glasgow’s tenements green?
Pre-1919 tenement sandstone buildings comprise over a fifth of Glasgow’s housing stock, and they leak a lot of carbon, severely limiting the UK’s efforts to meet net zero emissions targets necessary to combat climate change. Climate and housing researchers know a major improvement is required.
In 2019, work began to retrofit a tenement block in the southside of Glasgow to make it as energy efficient as a modern build. Project organisers sought to transform the structure using construction methods, intelligent insulation, and renewable heating and power. From this endeavour, they hope to inform other developments in housing.
St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow invites Prof Ken Gibb, Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence at the University of Glasgow, to report on his work on this initiative. Professor Gibb will explore the study’s implications for the future of the city’s residents and the sustainability of Glasgow’s tenement housing.
The event, on Sunday, 30 October 2022, at 12:30 pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, is free and open to the public.