Its highly likely that its only in the last few days that you’ve had to think about how cold your house is. There has been a lot of talk recently about the removal of many of the incentives to retrofit i.e. disappearance of insulation subsidies, massive reductions in the Feed In Tariff, demise of the Green […]
How our CROHM service helps you meet EESSH reporting requirements and set your strategy.
In anticipation of some major developments to our CROHM service (watch this space…), we’ve given our CROHM stock assessment outputs a bit of a face lift and integrated a whole series of improvements we’ve made for individual clients over the last few years into the standard offering. Essentially we’ve made the report and underlying data far more accessible and […]
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 […]
It’s often argued that introducing deep retrofit to a property increases the risk of overheating. In this post I’ll attempt to show why a properly designed deep retrofit shouldn’t cause overheating and how, by following some simple tips, you should be able to keep your house comfortable whether it has been retrofitted or not. The first […]
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 […]
We are proud to have won the Domestic Retrofit category at the GreenBuild Awards 2014.