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.

SuperHomes Research Report 2014 Highlights

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Many interesting findings have emerged from our SuperHomes Research Report of 2014. The report brings together feedback from Visitors to SuperHomes, website visitors, enquirers and SuperHome owners. The results are helping to demonstrate the positive impact of our work and eco refurbishment in general.

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EcoHouseNet

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EcoHouseNet, founded by Dr Tina Holt, offers consultancy for householders. This includes free and low cost ways to save energy, medium cost measures and grants or cash back schemes, and consultancy on whole house refurbishment or even extensions and new builds.

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Green Deal and ECO Annual Report 2014

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In December 2014 DECC released both its Green Deal and ECO Annual Report and its related latest monthly statistics. Here are some helpful figures from these documents…

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EST heat pump trial Phase 2 Report

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The first wave of heat pump installations in the UK to 2010 look to have left some customers disappointed. It is, therefore, some relief that recomissioning (ie. resizing) and installation of some of the poor performers, means that the EST Heat Pump Trial Phase 2 report (2010-13) is significantly more upbeat.

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ColdProof

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Eric Fewster is a Certified Passive House Consultant specializing in retrofit work in the UK. Using proven Passive House methodology as well as thermal bridging analysis, he can help homeowners plan exactly what energy efficiency measures to carry out in order to achieve specific energy or carbon reduction targets.

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Exploring the time dimension of low carbon retrofit

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In Exploring the time dimension of low carbon retrofit: owner-occupied housing Tina Fawcett puts the case for a staged approach to home refurbishment over time as opposed to a major one-off house retrofit.

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At Home with Water report on domestic water use

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In July 2013 the Energy Saving Trust published its At Home with Water report. Some 100,000 households answered an on-line questionnaire about their water use.

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Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery in new homes report

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Published in July 2013, Zero Carbon Hub’s Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery in new homes report points up some potential problems that installers must learn to avoid:

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Effect of EPC ratings on house prices report

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Improve an old home in England from EPC G to A/B rating and its value may increase by 14% says a June 2013 DECC report .

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Is polystyrene external wall insulation cost effective?

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SuperHomer John Doggart finds polystyrene external wall insulation cost effective for increasing the comfort of his Victorian home in Camden.

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