Tag: insulation

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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Sustainable insulation company achieves a UK first

IndiNature has become the first UK company manufacturing industrial hemp insulation to achieve a full agrément certificate from the British Board of Agrément (BBA).  

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Nesta outlines how much insulation UK houses need

The Nesta report sets out why insulating properties is not necessary to switch to a low-carbon heating, such as heat pumps.

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How to halve the cost of halving home energy bills

Steven Heath, Technical Director at Knauf Insulation, on why we should transition to a pay-for-performance retrofit model.

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Great British Insulation Scheme launches

The Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) has launched today, promising to help 300,000 families improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

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ECO+ rebranded as Great British Insulation Scheme

The forthcoming ECO+ has been renamed the Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS). It is a supplier obligation, which sits alongside schemes such as ECO4 and ECO Flex, that is being developed by the government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) to deliver energy efficiency upgrades in homes. It is set to launch summer 2023 […]

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British Gas launches decarbonisation services

British Gas has introduced new services in solar, home energy efficiency, insulation and electric vehicles to accelerate its customers’ journey to decarbonisation. The announcement follows research by British Gas which reveals that almost four in five people (78%) say that they are willing to make changes in their own homes to tackle climate change. Almost […]

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Retrofitting homes would bring huge health benefits, study finds

Implementing net zero policies would result in substantial reductions in mortality by 2050, according to a modelling study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) that was  published in The Lancet Planetary Health. The results suggest that all policies combined would lead to at least two million additional years lived […]

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Oxfordshire County Council increases funding for retrofit

Oxfordshire County Council has announced an additional £6.4 million retrofit programme, which aims to carry out home retrofit upgrades of over 300 properties. The funding comes from phase two of the government’s Home Upgrade Grant scheme, announced in October 2022. Councillor Mark Lygo, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Equalities, said: Those […]

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Research finds “leaky walls” biggest barrier to energy efficiency

New research published by the Resolution Foundation says that the main home insulation challenge facing Britain is addressing the poor quality of walls, due to over a third of its housing stock being built pre-1946. Hitting a brick wall – the 33rd report of The Economy 2030 Inquiry, funded by the Nuffield Foundation – says that decarbonising […]

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Government launches ECO+ scheme for insulation

Business and Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has launched the ECO+ scheme, with £1 billion available to support home insulation. The new ECO+ scheme will cover those who do not currently benefit from any other government support to upgrade their homes and it will run alongside a new £18 million public information campaign offering technical tips […]

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ECIU analysis shows how insulation could cut gas imports

Getting many of the UK’s homes up to a basic level of insulation this decade could save up to 384TWh (terawatt hours) of gas over the period 2030 to 2035, compared to 118TWh of gas that could be produced by new ‘already approved’ North Sea fields over the same period, according to new analysis from […]

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