Flood resilience and energy efficiency

Improve the flood resilience and energy efficiency of your home.


Description: This bespoke session designed and delivered by Cumria Action for Sustainability offers practical guidance on building materials and methods to choose when refurbishing a building at risk of flooding or extreme weather. Relevant for those interested in building weather resilience, dealing with damp, getting homes back into use after flooding and improving energy efficiency.

For: Homeowners, flood action groups*

Benefit: Gain knowledge on how to best approach refurbishing older buildings for effective flood and extreme weather resilience and energy efficiency.

What you will learn:

  • How water gets in to a building
  • Materials used in building and how water can affect them
  • Appropriate approaches for flood resilience with energy efficiency

Knowledge required: Awareness of own property construction and potential extreme weather affecting it.

Trainer: Emma Greenshaw, CAfS

Emma has 20 years’ experience in the environmental sector including several years as environmental manager in the construction industry. Emma currently advises on renewable energy schemes, energy audits and efficiency in community buildings, and is author of ‘Refitting your home to cope better with flooding’ and an online retrofitting tool.



Date: 3rd March 2018, 10am-1pm

Where: Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saint George's Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY


    Member early bird - £19
    Non-member early bird - £25
    Member standard - £29
    Non-member standard - £39

**Early bird rates until 3rd February 2018**

Book: flood-resilience-mar18.eventbrite.co.uk

This training is a part of Carbon Co-op's Home Energy Training Programme, see more here: carbon.coop/training


*NB Other people than householders can attend, however building professionals from such organisation as LAs may find our partner organisation CAfS' full day Level 4 course (CPD Certified) more appropriate:

At Kendal College on Tue 03-Oct-17. 0930 - 1630

Price for non Cumbrian residents/workers is £115 and includes the CPD certificate.

Details: Retrofitting for flood resilience and energy efficiency Understanding how water is getting into a building and how it is constructed are important factors in determining the most appropriate approach to considering flood resilience with energy efficiency. This day explores the options available, their suitability and how they fit with current building regulations and requirements of insurers. Included is a visit to a previously flooded property in Kendal.

Facilitated by James Innerdale (Crosby Granger Architects)

Book here.