This week the DECC launched their RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) ‘calculator’, with an aim of giving homeowners “a clear idea of the payments they could receive if they install a renewable heating system”. So…. does it do this? Well, yes it does, albeit with some assumptions about your property and how you’re using it, but […]
In asking the question “does retrofit really work?”, you first need to decide what you mean. Some argue, for example, that the rebound effect – people turning up their heating when their home has been insulated – means that it doesn’t. The counter-argument is that if people want to use their savings to make their […]
Are the changes to ECO all that bad in the grand scheme of things?
Unfortunately, ‘retrofitting’ buildings to make them more energy efficient is often a complex business – particularly when applied to older homes – so it can be hard to work out where to start. Most of the information out there is either supplied by manufacturers with a vested interested in making their products sound like a […]
Before any Landlord embarks on a retrofit programme, the very first step should always be for them to make sure that they fully understand the current state of their stock, and how installing energy saving and generating measures can improve it. Without doing so, they risk delivering over-expensive and under-performing programmes, and can be left […]
The Friday after Ecobuild is always something of a time for rest and reflection. Thinking back over the last few days, I have to say it was one of the more interesting Ecobuild exhibitions I have been to for a number of unexpected reasons. There were some great sessions of course, some interesting stands, and […]
We need honesty, not short-term headline grabbing, from politicians about the real reason energy bills are going ever upwards, argues Richard Griffiths of Parity Projects. For a long time, people like me have yearned for the day that energy bills would become a talking point in people’s homes and in the national press. The idea […]
Our latest chart from January figures published by DECC and Ofgem with a bit or commentary above each. These charts all show absolute values for the month and are not cumulative. Green Deal Assessments The number of Green Deal Assessments was down again on November – and quite a lot. This could be due to […]
Our latest chart from December figures published by DECC and Ofgem with a bit or commentary above each. There are some interesting points to note.
Our Managing Director, Russell Smith’s most recent blog for Building, posted 12th December 2013 Real retrofit requires real professionals; Retrofit is being dumbed down, and the results of ignorance can be disastrous There has been a lot of rumpus recently over what makes up our energy bills. It’s surely obvious that the energy tariff actually becomes […]