The push to insulate our homes due to the rising cost of energy, combined with the challenge of climate change, is rightly pointing a spotlight on draughty sashes and casements. When it comes to old windows, doing nothing is no longer an option in the collective battle against global warming. There is a growing urgency to resolve some of the pressing issues that complicate the decision making process in order to make better informed, socially conscious decisions.
A new conference ‘Through the Looking Glass: A Future for Historic Windows‘ is coming to The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, on Thursday 27th – Friday 28th June 2024. This two-day conference and evening gathering, supported by SPAB and The Green Register, focuses on history, science and practical solutions, bringing together experts in all of these fields Anyone involved in historic buildings and sustainability cannot afford to miss it.
- Understanding the history and significance of windows
- Clues for dating windows based on physical evidence
- Historic glass and modern glazing systems
- Specifying repair and paint finishes
- The science of heat loss and retrofitting existing windows
- Justifying the case for replacement and looking at the options
The event features a broad spectrum of presentations by 30 specialists from across the UK and Europe. A number of sponsors will also be exhibiting and demonstrating their services and products. To learn more about the conference and to book your place, please visit the booking page.