Forthcoming Events



STBA Members Meeting - 18th February 2020

Members and Supporting Organisations are invited to the 2020 Advisory Group Meeting in London on 18th February from 4.00.

Following a guest speaker (tba) we shall have discussions with our members about priorities for the coming year and election of STBA Chairs (where applicable)

See 'Past Events' for a summary of the 2019 event. 

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Meet the Future, what will retrofit look like in 2020? - 28 November 2019, Bristol


We are pleased to partner with The Green Register for their HOT TOPIC 2019 conference on 28 November 2019, Bristol.


Entitled Meet the Future, what will retrofit look like in 2020? This 1-day event features a day of talks and case studies celebrating retrofit and asking what the future holds when looking at upgrading our existing building stock.


Following the STBA’s work on EPCs & The Whole House Approach our Nigel Griffiths will question whether we are achieving energy efficient, healthy homes by using target EPCs and a hodge-podge of retrofit measures. He will talk about the value of accurate pre-retrofit assessments of buildings and explain the importance of the whole-house approach.


Members’ rate for STBA Affiliate and Patron members plus Early Bird rate until 15 September 2019 (on all tickets).


More details and bookings . . . .

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Forthcoming Events and Training by Others



Traditional Building Retrofit: Case Studies - Green Register event with STBA's Nick Heath


Due to popular demand, this new half-day seminar has been designed as a follow up to Nick Heath's "Retrofitting Traditional Buildings" course.  Nick presents a range of case study projects involving traditional and historic buildings, illustrating the key principles and details required for a holistic, whole-building approach to retrofit.

Case studies include a range of project types including domestic and non-domestic, urban and rural, and listed and unlisted buildings, conversions and deep- to medium-level performance targets. Both completed and uncompleted projects are presented, together with pre-retrofit performance analysis, hygrothermal simulations, detailed architectural drawings and post-occupancy monitoring where available to demonstrate the links between theory and practice. Most projects represent good practice, but there are also examples of poor practice to demonstrate the wide range of unintended consequences that can occur without a robust approach.

Upcoming dates and venues:

  • 12 February 2020, Manchester
  • 29 April 2020, Bristol
  • 20 May 2020, Canterbury
  • 1 July 2020, London
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Retrofitting Traditional Buildings - 

1-day training events - led by STBA's Nick Heath

These one-day technical training events are run by STBA Supporting Organisation, The Green Register, and led by STBA Technical Director, Nicholas Heath. Nick covers current issues, solutions and emerging best practice in how to achieve ‘responsible retrofit’ – sustainable, low-energy traditional buildings with retained character, minimal risk to buildings and occupants and real benefits for all.


Principles including moisture movement, thermal bridging, building and insulation materials, energy assessments, planning and finance are complemented by practical solutions for domestic buildings, with a focus on solid walls, windows and ventilation as part of a whole-building approach.


Upcoming date(s):

  • 11 December 2019, Manchester
  • 11 March 2020, Bristol
  • 22 April 2020, Canterbury
  • 3 June 2020, London
  • 9 June 2020, Glasgow

For more information, see the Green Register website.

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CIOB - Understanding Building Conservation

A 2-day course led by John Edwards. In accordance with the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline and the latest British Standard on conservation of historic buildings (BS 7913: 2013) the course will introduce the philosophy behind conservation before going into detail regarding the technical analysis of buildings, ensembles and sites, diagnosing issues, identifying the best building conservation solutions, working with the various  stakeholders, and ultimately providing advice regarding best practice.
  • 4-5 December, London

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Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings - ESC two-day course

The level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings has been developed by the Sector Skills Council Asset Skills and is about raising awareness of older, traditional or vulnerable buildings (ie buildings built prior to 1919). The Award aims to recognise traditional buildings, interpret options for energy efficiency measures and select appropriate efficiency measures. Candidates may be working in a role where they have responsibility for producing energy performance certificates (eg as a domestic energy adviser/assessor, a Green Deal Adviser, a housing surveyor, or installer).

Dates & Venues:

  • 7-8 January 2020, Cardiff

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