Going for net zero: Can Glasgow’s heritage help?
Climate change is the critical global issue of our time. As Glasgow gears up for COP26 how can the city take
Climate change is the critical global issue of our time. As Glasgow gears up for COP26 how can the city take on the challenge? Reducing carbon emissions in our historic city will need innovation and imagination. But as we look to the future, can Glasgow’s heritage help?
In this event, organised by the Arlington Baths Club, we explore how we might use the historic urban environment to help us adapt to new ways of sustainable living.
Firstly we’ll hear from John Gilbert Architects about a collaborative project to investigate and disseminate innovative and sustainable approaches to housing though the renovation of an entire Glasgow tenement block to the EnerPHit standard.
The aim is to test and demonstrate an approach that rigorously tackles energy efficiency and fuel poverty whilst addressing issues related to health and wellbeing as well as heritage, building maintenance and management.
Then we will discover how the maze of old mine workings under the city could hold the key to carbon-friendly ways to heat our homes and workplaces… and perhaps even the Arlington Baths!
Learn more about new options for energy such as ground source heat pumps and district heating and cooling networks fed by river source heat pumps in the Clyde.
Could these be the solution for sustainable heating of the future? Professor Gioia Falcone, who holds the Rankine Chair of Energy Engineering at Glasgow University, will take us through the science behind these and the research investigating if they could work in Glasgow.
This is a chance to learn about innovative ways of working with Glasgow’s heritage.
There will also be time for questions.