Ann Harnedy sent ECI this latest news:
The Energy Pathfinder project is working with partners in Scotland, Finland, Sweden, The Faroe Islands and Ireland. They are working together to identify and address challenges for improving energy efficiency in historic buildings.
The project partners are developing an online toolkit to support owners of historic buildings to carry out appropriate retrofits which will help bring their buildings to near zero energy standards.
The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne is one of 6 demonstrator buildings involved in the project and data gathered from the Cathedral during the project will be incorporated into the online toolkit.
NCE Insulation will work with the users of the building to determine the comfort levels of the building and gauge their experience of the benefits of having installed an air-to-air heat pump and PV panels. This will help inform future heating strategies for the Cathedral.
The project also seeks to improve user comfort in the Cathedral and Visitors Centre as well as reducing energy bills and CO2 emissions. An evaluation was carried out to determine if cavity wall insulation and attic insulation should be installed. As part of the Energy Pathfinder project, energy monitoring will look at the efficiency of the current heating system. This will include the metered use of electricity as well as the electricity generated by the solar PV panels.