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Retrofit Talks: Airtightness, breathable insulation and healthy air quality

Online talk
Tue 6 Jun 2023, 1-1.45pm
Part of RETROFIT 23

Retrofit Talks is an online series of live talks that connects professionals to discuss residential retrofit. Produced as part of Retrofit 23, this series showcases the latest research and projects in architectural practice, providing case studies and solutions for retrofit of homes. The talks feature guest speakers presenting their project followed by an interactive Q&A. Join us for these engaging sessions and gain insights into the innovative approaches to retrofitting homes.

The third event in this series took place at 1pm, Tuesday 6th June 2023, and featured data from indoor air quality readings and discusses the information which is beginning to emerge from the UK Government funded clean air research programmes.

Speaker – Dr Tom Woolley, Rachel Bevan Architects

Tom Woolley is a visiting Professor at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, chair of the UK Clean Air Steering Committee and a leading advocate of healthy homes. He has published widely on construction, planning, housing, green architecture and buildings and health, and his latest book is Natural Building Techniques.

For this talk, Dr Tom Woolley reviews the potential to use bio-based and natural breathable materials in retrofit, outlining the range of materials now available, the benefits in terms of health, indoor air quality, avoiding condensation and providing excellent thermal performance.


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