Historic buildings represent one of the biggest challenges for improving energy efficiency in the Northern Periphery and Arctic region. The Energy Pathfinder project aims to support owners of historic buildings by building an on-line Tool Kit for achieving Near Zero Energy Building Standards in historic buildings.
Energy Pathfinder will draw from the experience of 5 demonstrator sites, focusing on cooperative design processes involving users and residents, gaining knowledge from different retrofit measures, renewable energy installations and how users engage towards improved energy behaviour. Energy Pathfinder will monitor actual energy use in demonstrator historic buildings, both before and after retrofit, and establish the benefit of different proposed measures, providing data for the online toolkit. Results from the project will then be widely distributed and promoted to encourage and support future Near Zero Energy Building standards to historic buildings.
Our role in this project is to lead the Communications work package as well as work in partnership with Cork Centre for Architectural Education on developing a retrofit strategy for achieving near zero energy standards in Myross Wood House.
Video of Energy Pathfinder Launch in July 2019 at Nano Nagle Place, Cork