We work on a wide range of projects, tailoring our approach for each client. Some of our recent and current projects are outlined below.

NDM Heath Ltd.

 

 

Solid Wall Insulation Design Tools, Blackpool

Decision Making Protocol and Code of Conduct for Blackpool Council, enabling development teams to select robust SWI strategies and QA processes for traditional building retrofit

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Steiner Academy Development, Bristol

Energy Efficiency Strategy for large-scale historic building redevelopment, providing planning support for the conversion of a listed university complex into a new Steiner Academy

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External Wall Insulation Research Report

Research into EWI case studies across the North of England on behalf of Historic England, to expand the existing technical knowledge base for insulating solid walls in traditional buildings

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Energia Y Patrimonio’ Conference, Spain

Lecturing at international conference on energy efficiency in historic buildings in Madrid, organised by the Fundación de Casas Históricas Y Singulares and the Spanish Government

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BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment

Pre-Assessment to Post-Refurbishment assessment services for numerous retrofit projects across the UK, covering traditional buildings both inside and outside Conservation Areas.

 

 

Retrofit Guidance Tools, STBA

Expert review of retrofit guidance tools on behalf of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), developed with funding from DECC

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UNESCO, Croatia & Italy

Annual delivery and joint lead of 'Sustainable Energy Governance in UNESCO World Heritage Sites' summer school in Dubrovnik and Venice for professionals from across Europe

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University of York

Design & delivery of a new Sustainable Retrofit module for IHBC-accredited Conservation Studies MSc course.

Regular delivery of masterclass training courses for professionals.

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National Retrofit Training Modules

Development of national training modules on the retrofit of pre-1919 traditional buildings on behalf of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

 
Energy Strategies & Planning Reports

SAP modelling, Energy & Sustainability Statements and listed building upgrade strategies for numerous housing development planning applications across the UK

 
Renewable Energy in Historic Buildings, Sweden

Report on renewable energy systems in historic buildings across Europe, on behalf of Uppsala University, as part of the EU project ‘Climate for Culture

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RIBA Conservation Seminars, London

Repeat training delivery for architects as part of the annual RIBA Conservation Seminars, with case studies from London and across the UK

 

 

UK Conferences

Presentations & lectures at conferences across the UK, including SPAB, STBA, CoREIHBC, CIAT, PCA and Fit For The Future

 

Clarke Hall, Wakefield

Energy strategy for 17th century Grade II* listed Clarke Hall, a private residence and former museum in Yorkshire

 

Green Register Training

Regular one-day courses for architects and other building professionals on retrofitting traditional & historic buildings, available across the UK

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SWI Technical Guidance, Bristol

Development of a comprehensive technical guide on behalf of Bristol City Council, the European Green Capital 2015, in partnership with the STBA, Prewett Bizley Architects and Fourwalls

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Property Care Association (PCA) Training

Development and delivery of a new training course for surveyors and other building professionals on surveying retrofitted traditional buildings, on behalf of the Property Care Association

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Retrofit Assessment, Stroud

Property assessment and report to investigate issues arising as a result of a traditional building retrofit, on behalf of Stroud District Council

 

Millhanger Farm, Surrey

Design guidance and Energy & Sustainability Statement for a Paragraph 55 development on brownfield land in an Area of Special Landscape Value, working with Yiangou Architects

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Previous Projects

Prior to setting up NDM Heath Ltd. in 2013, Director Nicholas Heath developed and led many high-profile projects with Scottish sustainable development organisation Changeworks.

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ENERGY HERTITAGE

A groundbreaking pilot project retrofitting energy efficiency measures in traditional listed buildings in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accompanied by the production of a comprehensive technical guide and a 200-delegate conference; Winner of the Green Apple Award for Scotland 2008; Highly Commended in the national EAS EnergySavers Award 2008

RENEWABLE HERITAGE

As above, an innovative follow-up pilot project retrofitting microgeneration systems into traditional listed buildings in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accompanied by a comprehensive technical guide and a 200-delegate conference; Winner of the national EAS EnergySavers Award 2009

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: BEST PRACTICE FOR SCOTTISH PLANNERS

Research and production of detailed planning guidance for sustainable buildings, on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust; Commended in the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2010

DOUBLE GLAZING IN LISTED BUILDINGS

A further pilot project installing bespoke double glazing (formerly prohibited) into traditional listed buildings in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accompanied by a detailed technical report recommending a change in local planning policy, which was subsequently made to permit such glazing in listed buildings

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND RETROFIT SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT

Specialist consultancy services to develop guidance for sustainable retrofitting of listed buildings as part of a new Supplementary Planning Document, on behalf of Bath & North East Somerset Council

LOW ENERGY RETROFIT FOR MULTI-OCCUPANCY URBAN HOUSING

€1m EU project (secured through application to Intelligent Energy Europe fund) leading a 3-year retrofit project with partners from six EU countries

HISTORIC SCOTLAND TECHNICAL PAPERS

Numerous research and technical publications (Technical Papers 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 20) analysing energy consumption, retrofit options, energy and CO2 modelling, and financial mechanisms (Green Deal, ECO, RHI) in relation to traditional buildings, on behalf of Historic Scotland

SOLID WALL INSULATION IN SCOTLAND: EXPLORING BARRIERS, SOLUTIONS AND NEW APPROACHES

Research followed by organisation & delivery of a 200-delegate conference to bring together the latest research and approaches into insulating stone-built properties, accompanied by a comprehensive and up-to-date report

USING SOLAR PV TO TACKLE FUEL POVERTY

Action-based research monitoring actual savings made by PV by social housing tenants, followed by development of new guidance for both tenants and landlords to maximise savings and return on investment

ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARD FOR SOCIAL HOUSING

Peer Review – Analysis, energy modelling validation, review and recommendations for improvement of a forthcoming policy imposing minimum energy efficiency standards on Scottish social housing, on behalf of the Scottish Government

21ST CENTURY HEATING IN RURAL HOMES: SOCIAL LANDLORDS’ AND TENANTS’ EXPERIENCE OF RENEWABLE HEAT

Technical & behavioural research, accompanied by in-depth interviews with landlords and focus groups with tenants to establish the pros and cons of renewable heating systems in off-gas social housing, on behalf of Consumer Focus Scotland

URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITY ENERGY GROUPS

Numerous projects working with urban and rural community energy groups in developing and delivering local CO2 reduction projects, including training, technical support, community surveys, CO2 footprinting and management plans, energy efficiency guides for householders, and feasibility studies and financial modelling for renewable energy projects

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY GOVERNANCE IN UNESCO DESIGNATED SITES

Support and delivery of a 1-week summer school in Croatia for professionals across South-East Europe, on behalf of UNESCO Italy

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND MICROGENERATION

Energy efficiency and microgeneration in hard-to-treat housing – in-depth training for domestic advisors across Scottish EST advice centre network covering both pre- and post-1919 housing, on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust

BECOMING AN ECO-REFURBISHER

Repeat delivery of CPD training session for architects and builders on retrofitting older and protected housing, on behalf of the Green Register

MEETING THE CHALLENGES CLIMATE CHANGE PRESENTS TO SCOTLAND’S HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT

Repeat delivery of training session on microgeneration in historic buildings, on behalf of the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre

ARCHITECT CPD SESSIONS

Numerous training seminars for architects associations on sustainable retrofit of traditional housing, the pros and cons of energy and CO2 modelling, and financing energy efficiency and renewable energy systems

ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION MSC LECTURES

Postgraduate lecturing on sustainable retrofit of traditional buildings, on behalf of various Scottish universities