Renovating a House? Eco retrofit it.

Interested in the steps you could take to green your home? Ready for more detailed eco refurbishment advice? Looking for training or industry reports on eco retrofit?  You’ve come to the right place.

Latest Resources

Below are the latest resources to be added to the SuperHomes resource library. You can search for a specific type of resource or a particular subject by using the search filter on the right.

Ecospheric

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Ecospheric is a sustainability consultancy based in Manchester specialising in domestic retrofit. They provide a wide range of services to suit every homeowner at every stage of their build, including energy assessments and specification creation/modification. They can also help organise all the services and contractors you need for your build or consult with your chosen professionals.

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SuperHomes Presentation at Ecobuild 2012

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John Doggart, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Academy, gave the presentation below to a packed standing room only audience at Ecobuild 2012. In association with SuperHomes sponsors SIG Energy Management.

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Ventive – a new and improved ventilation system

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SuperHomer Tom Lipinski recently developed a new Passive Ventilation system, Ventive is designed specifically for Heat Recovery Ventilation in already challenging Retrofit projects.

To learn more about this new technology please see the Ventive short Presentation or visit the Green Structures website.

SuperHome Open Day Pack

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If you are planning to open your home to the public, you will want to attract visitors. Here are some tips and materials to help ensure you get the attendance you deserve.

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The Environmental Value of Building Reuse

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This January 2012 report from the National Trust in the States concludes that reusing existing buildings is good for the economy, the community and the environment. Collectively, building reuse and retrofits substantially reduce climate change impacts compared to the option to demolish and rebuild.

Wholebuild promotes sustainable building solutions

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Wholebuild UK Ltd promotes innovative and sustainable building solutions to householders and industry professionals. With a special emphasis on energy savings, householders can find building materials suited to their projects.

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Retro and Fit – Special Edition on Retrofit

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In January 2012, Green Futures published a 24 page Special Edition on the retrofit agenda called Retro and Fit. You can download the pdf for free, or order a print copy for £4. This edition examines how we can make the transition to a low energy environment with examples of best practice and comment from a range of players in the growing retrofit industry… 

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The Retrofit Challenge: Delivering Low Carbon Buildings

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‘If we are to hit our national carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050, almost every building in the country will need a low energy makeover. That means we have to improve nearly one building every minute, and we have to get the interventions right, first time. That is a challenge.’  

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Discounted mortgage rate rewards energy efficiency improvements

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The Ecology Building Society’s new C-Change Retrofit discount cuts the cost of a mortgage where it results in a step improvement in a home’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.

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Low Energy House

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The Low Energy House website sets out to highlight the principles of low energy house design in new-build and existing dwellings and showcases the increasing variety of exciting renewable energy technologies that reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.