Most people in the UK live in an old house built before the age of modern building regulations and energy-efficiency standards, and one in four of us lives in a house that is at least a century old. However, it is possible to upgrade our existing housing stock and to live in our old houses in an energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable way. In an age of relentlessly rising energy costs, global warming and climate change, it pays to put your own old house in order. This invaluable book is packed full of useful information and tips to improve the energy efficiency of your old house particularly now we are in the age of Home Information Packs and Energy Performance Certificates.
Martin Godfrey Cook, MPhil (Cantab), RIBA, is a chartered architect, conservationist and historian with three decades of experience in the international property and construction industries. He has advocated energy efficiency, conservation and sustainability in existing buildings, and designed new environmentally-friendly buildings since the last energy crisis in the 1970s. He was appointed to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment's (CABE) Design Review panel in 2007, and is a founder member of the RIBA's Sustainable Futures Committee and the Urban Land Institute's European Sustainable Development Council. Resident - Watford