‘Thermal Comfort and Joy: Energy Efficiency Lessons from Historic Interiors’

Sarah Khan will give her talk at the BIID event on Historic Textiles on 23rd of May at the The Art Workers Guild in Bloomsbury, London. The evening features two lectures, one by the textile expert John Miners, followed by Sarah’s talk. The program is from 5:30 – 6pm, with Sarah’s talk from 7-7:45pm. Tickets can be bought from the BIID website here.

Sarah’s talk will introduce historic interior treatments for floors, walls, windows and ceilings and discuss the energy efficiency performance of individual historic interior treatments. Sarah’s research project into the environmental impact of historic treatments will highlight the ‘technologies’ of yesteryear proving themselves as welcome interventions in the period home revealing that a look into history can disclose many solutions that could still be used effectively today. This is especially relevant when facing the challenges of sustainably upgrading and retrofitting existing buildings, conflicts with retaining the character of important interiors with insensitive refurbishment, whilst achieving aesthetically pleasing zero-carbon solutions.