Over the last decade, there has been an increased awareness of the need to improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of Scotland’s building stock and to fulfl obligations under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. Since approximately 20% of buildings in Scotland are traditionally constructed, accurate representation of the energy consumption of this group is very important to consider in the ongoing battle. However, most baseline studies about energy consumption and room comfort have been conducted with modern buildings in mind. The purpose of the study is to provide baseline results for these values for traditional buildings, in order to better understand how this group of buildings behave, and at the very least get an appreciation of energy consumption per square meter per year in the traditional housing stock.
Stinson, J., Bros Williamson, J., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. (2020). Historic Environment Scotland Technical Paper 34: Energy consumption and behaviour profiles for eight traditionally built dwellings. Edinburgh: Historic Environment Scotland