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One Million Homes CROHMed

Over the last couple of days we’ve finally had the chance to tally up the number of houses we’ve analysed through our CROHM stock assessment service for social housing, local authorities and private landlords, and it turns out that without realising we’ve passed the one million homes milestone! To mark that achievement, we’ve interviewed our Technical […]

Retrofit decisions: the role of EPCs & Green Deal Assessments

When looking to choose the right option from many available, whatever the setting, it’s a good approach to look at the extremities of choice and work in towards your favoured position. Some choices are easier to make than others of course; a new toaster – 2 or 4 slots, colour, energy rating, price. I personally […]

CROHM stock assessment featured in new NHF briefing

Our CROHM stock assessment service has been featured in the National Housing Federation‘s new briefing for social housing providers “Business Planning for Energy Efficiency and Renewables”. The briefing – developed in collaboration with us, Sustainable Homes and the Carbon Savings Alliance – is intended to help registered providers build retrofit programmes that are deliverable even […]

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Demo House Short-listed for Energy Awards 2014

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 […]

Does Retrofit Really Work?

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 […]

A Podcast about Home Energy Masterplan

We were recently invited by Ben Adam-Smith from House Planning Help to record a podcast explaining what our award winning Home Energy Masterplan assessment entails. We were obviously delighted to do this and decided the best way to showcase what we do would be to invite Ben along to record what happens during one of our Masterplan […]

Minimum standards, maximum benefits

Today the UK Green Building Council and WWF have published a report they jointly commissioned from us here at Parity Projects, investigating the costs and benefits of the forthcoming minimum standards for privately rented homes. Amidst concerns from some that the regulations would place an undue burden on landlords, the analysis shows that in fact […]

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The Need for Assessment

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 […]