CITB NI – Retrofit of Traditional Buildings

CITB are hosting 1 day in-person course on the retrofit of historic and traditional buildings delivered by John Edwards on 2nd May.


There is a 20% discount for CITB NI registered employers, and also for not-for-profits and public sector organisations. For more information and to avail of the discount, participants can book through this link, or apply the code 20NFPPS at checkout.


The retrofit of our building stock will be a major factor in lowering carbon emissions across the UK and Ireland; and is high on the UK government agenda to meet net zero targets by 2050. However, for the c.14% of NI’s housing stock built before 1919, there are a number of additional considerations to be made to ensure that measures are appropriate, fit for purpose and support occupant health. This 1-day in-person course will give a deeper understanding of considerations and practical measures that can be introduced in traditional and historic buildings to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort.


Who should attend?

This 1-day course is primarily aimed at construction, architecture and heritage professionals who would like to gain a deeper understanding of introducing energy efficiency retrofit measures in older buildings to enable them to be better informed when specifying appropriate materials and systems in heritage projects. There will be opportunities to ask questions at the end of the session.


Topics Covered

• Processes, standards and principles

• Significance analysis

• Retrofit assessment

• Energy performance assessment

• Considering the options – reducing carbon and mitigating climate change risks

• Considering both buildings services and technologies with fabric improvements

• Heritage impact assessments

• Design – materials and detailing

• Quality management

• Competencies required

• Opportunities