Ok, so its our own record, but we’ve had the lowest calendar year energy usage for our demo house so far. I’m putting it down to 3 changes over last year – a) slightly lower occupancy with the children being out at school b) a very mild 12 months c) some remediation work to some […]
Way back in September 2013 we posted a piece comparing our demo house to Passivhaus and Enerphit. I’ve provided updated figures here based on our actual bills for 2014: The figures pretty much speak for themselves. Remember, we didn’t follow Passivhaus, we just followed sensible principles, worked out the cost effective solutions applicable to our house, […]
Our demo house was recently featured on London Lives’s Place Invaders. If you don’t want to watch the main presenter rocking round some pretty silly houses then skip to 22 minutes in. It’s a quick fire tour of the house pointing out the key features and ending up with my top tips. […]
I eventually got round to applying for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive for the solar thermal system on our demo house. We’d previously received £300 from the Renewable Heat Incentive Premium Payment which rightly reduces the amount we will received. (not the best picture but the solar thermal is in the middle on the flat […]
It’s been a while since I updated the energy use figures for our demo house…..not because it’s performing badly though. In fact it continues to perform really really well. As there is so much data now I’ve split it out into three graphs. I’ve shown them in terms of £ rather than kWh as this […]
Today we can announce that our demo house, Hope Villa, has been short-listed for the Energy Efficient Building Project of the Year award as part of the Energy Awards 2014. The house, which is owned by Parity’s Commercial Director, Chris Newman, was renovated using our award-winning Home Energy Masterplan analysis to ensure that the most cost-effective […]
We are proud to have won the Domestic Retrofit category at the GreenBuild Awards 2014.
Our first complete year of bills for the finished house are now in….and they talk for themselves.
Once again we’re opening up our demo house for a tour to inspire others to take the plunge in turning their house into a comfortable energy efficient home. Our latest bills show that its a roaring success and wasn’t achieved by breaking the bank – just by working out what was the most cost effective measures […]
The annual total energy use continues to drop every month we move forward and get to replace last years leaky house figures with new figures. At the end of December our gas use stood at 8,187kWh, now another month later the figure for the 12 months to the end of January 2014 is 7,683kWh. Some […]