Improving energy performance of historic buildings

20 March 2018

Understand your historic building and learn energy saving measures and their impact on the building performance in this one day course. 

This one day course is aimed at homeowners, architects, surveyors and others interested in improving the energy efficiency of historic buildings.

The course will cover:

  • Context and drivers for reducing the energy use in buildings
  • End users priorities and the need to understand the building
  • Insulating and other energy saving measures and their impact on the building performance
  • Research, building standards and regulations
  • Grants, carrots and sticks

About the tutor

James Innerdale is an experienced Conservation Architect and trainer, specialising in the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings. He deals with as aspects of historic building project management, clients including domestic home owners, places of worship and the National Trust. James has also provided heritage skills training for a range of organisations including Historic England, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Cumbria Action for Sustainability, the North of England Civic Trust, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Courses include training for homeowners, building professionals and contractors, including presentations and practical demonstrations as well as walk and talks.

  • Location: Austwick Parish Hall, Austwick LA2 8BH
  • Course Dates: 20 March 2018
  • Cost: £15 - subsidised by Stories in Stone 
  • Booking: For further information and booking please contact or visit 

This course is subsidised through Stories in Stone, a four-year programme of community and heritage projects that has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project here

For more conservation-related courses and jobs please

Conservation, Course, Talks & Presentations

Booking Details

For further information and booking please contact or visit