The Green Wheel retrofit guidance tool developed to process decision making for energy efficiency retrofit and refurbishment was developed by the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA). It can be used on a tablet or a lap top and takes users through the options available and highlights risks and benefits to accord with the type of building and environment. Cadw have released a short film explaining how it’s used and accessed with narration by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards.

The guidance tool, which can be used on buildings of any age, was first used in Wales at Cadw’s Heritage Cottage by John Edwards, co-founder of the STBA and a member of the STBA management board. It was launched in England, Scotland and Wales earlier this year. Pictured are Nigel Griffiths Director of the STBA, Isabel Carmona the lead developer of the tool and John Edwards at the Wales launch organised by the CIOB and CITB Cymru.

Although straightforward to use, knowledge of buildings and energy efficiency is necessary. Edwards Hart is incorporating the Green Wheel into the training it delivers and for specific training in this area please contact us. You may find related useful information in the knowledge section of our website as well as an introduction to Heritage Cottage.

The STBA was launched in London in 2011 and comprises environmental, mainstream construction and property industry organisations as well as heritage representation.

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