retrofit

Millions of homes do not meet insulation standards

A new study of over 21 million homes, the latest iteration of research first conducted two years ago, has found that millions still only meet insulation standards of 1976 or earlier.

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Help available for councils developing retrofit plan

The MCS Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from local authorities and combined authorities looking to develop a Local Area Retrofit plan. 

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Council using thermal imaging to identify inefficient homes

West Lindsey District Council’s will be using thermal imaging cameras as part of its work to identify cold homes.

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Utilita customers to receive eligibility check for free or subsidised retrofit measures

All households supplied by Utilita Energy will be the first in the UK to receive an automated eligibility check for free or subsidised measures made available by all 11 of the UK’s decarbonisation schemes.

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Webinar on Green Home Finance Accelerator (GHFA)

The Carbon Trust is hosting a webinar, on behalf of DESNZ and PwC, looking at financial propositions for home retrofit. Taking place on 19 March, the webinar will address the lessons learned by the Green Home Finance Accelerator (GHFA) projects. The GHFA awarded over £4m in grant funding to 26 projects to develop innovative and […]

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British Gas wins extended Warm Homes contract

British Gas has been awarded a seven-year contract to deliver services via the new Welsh Government’s Warm Homes scheme. The scheme has been administered by British Gas since 2011 and it has helped 60,300 low-income households with a package of free home energy efficiency measures. It has also provided 210,800 households with free, impartial advice […]

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Report highlights health impacts of cold homes

New analysis from the UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE) has found that 9.6m UK households are living in heat-leaking, poorly insulated homes.

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West Yorkshire’s plans for retrofit advisory board

West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin has launched a green skills action plan, in partnership with businesses and education providers in the region, including a retrofit advisory board.

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National Retrofit Hub sets ambitious agenda

The National Retrofit Hub this week hosted an open meeting, uniting nearly 400 industry professionals in a collaborative effort to transform the retrofit landscape.

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Government-funded homes research will test practical low-carbon solutions

The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero has launched the Homes for Net Zero research programme to test practical solutions that can overcome barriers to home retrofit.

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Revealed: the impact of rising energy costs on home improvement

Energy UK and One Home have published research into what energy efficiency improvements, if any, people made to their homes following recent increases in energy costs.

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Green home projects receive funding

Twelve projects have been awarded funding via the Green Home Finance Accelerator programme, allowing households to access low-carbon technologies as part of various pilots. The 12 projects receiving funding includes Chameleon Technology’s HTC-Up project, providing bespoke green loans and cashback rewards,  and Heatio and E.ON’s optimised Energy-as-a-Service, Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green […]

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