Edinburgh World Heritage - Energy Efficiency


Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings

The purpose of this online interactive guidance is to advise owners and residents about energy efficiency solutions that can improve the thermal performance of historic buildings, reduce carbon emissions and lower fuel bills.

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Edinburgh World Heritage is a partner of the RENFORUS Initiative - Renewable Energy Futures for UNESCO Site. Renforus has published a series of good pracrice case studies, which highlights EWH projects in Edinburgh. Read more about 'Success Stories on Sustainable and Renewable Energies in UNESCO Sites.'

Green Heritage Project - funded by The Scottish Government 'Climate Challenge Fund'. Relatively simple measures can make historic buildings as energy efficient as most modern constructions. For example draft proofing windows or reinstating wooden shutters. This project aims to reduce carbon emissions and continue to generate savings on an ongoing basis, with a significant reduction in the overall carbon footprint of the city.

0 behaviour tips to save energy and money...Read more

10 easy wins to save energy and money...Read more

Energy Heritage – in partnership with Lister Housing Cooperative and Changeworks, EWH funded apilot study of introducing simple energy saving measures to a block of category B listed Georgian tenements in Lauriston Place. Download the Energy Heritage report.

Renewable Heritage - in partnership with Lister Housing Cooperative and Changeworks, EWH funded an pilot study fitting solar water heating panels to the roof of the Georgian tenements in Lauriston Place. Download the Renewable Heritage report.



World Heritage Green Map

Discover Edinburgh the green way! Leave your car at home, take the Green Map and explore the World Heritage Site on foot.

Tell us about your walks: participate in the Green Quiz and send us your feedback...Read more



Mapping the World Heritage Site

Heritage becomes very personal as people’s stories can be connected to any corner of our city. This project aims to value these stories, and show a different Edinburgh, as perceived by its people.

You can read more about our Community Mapping Project here.



For further information, please contact Pat Graczyk at pat@ewht.org.uk

Recent Projects

From the three year Twelve Monuments Project to the major restoration of Well Court.


EWH Historic Home Guides, Annual Reviews and the World Heritage Site Management Plan available for download.

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