Research on Houses of Parliament featured in The Conservation

A new article by Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt was published by The Conversation and illustrates that the Palace of Westminster is actually a highly innovative building – despite its ‘crumbling fabric and antiquated network of environmental services’. The article, entitled How the Palace of Westminster gets rid of all that hot air in the House of Commons, goes on to explain that ‘the stack system which provided ventilation for the debating chambers for more than 90 years is one that is now being widely considered as a model for low-energy, sustainable ventilation in large public buildings’. Quite possibly to the extent ‘that the past could potentially inform the current renovation in a sustainable manner.’

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