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.

Understanding Overheating Guide

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The NHBC Foundation has published a guide for house builders, designers and renovators which could be invaluable as global warming means rising temperatures for UK homeowners.

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BREEAM Domestic Refurb Scheme

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BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment is a design and assessment method for sustainable domestic refurbishment projects, helping to improve the sustainability and environmental performance of existing dwellings in a robust way.

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What’s in it for me? – Energy efficiency Report

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Consumer Focus has published research into innovative ways to engage people in energy efficiency. What’s in it for me? Using the benefits of energy efficiency to overcome the barriers stemmed from feedback from a range of practitioners that interest in ‘free’ insulation was drying up.

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The Economic Impact of Bristol Green Doors

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In May 2012 Dr Matthew Cole of the University of Bristol published research exploring The Economic Impact of Bristol Green Doors. This research draws some conclusions bound to be useful to other green open home networks.

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Good Homes Alliance

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The Good Homes Alliance (GHA) is a group of housing developers, building professionals and other industry supporters whose aim is to transform the UK housing sector to ensure Good Homes are built that are sustainable in the broadest sense.

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Green Alliance

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Green Alliance is an environmental think tank. It works to ensure UK political leaders deliver ambitious solutions to global environmental issues.

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Environment Job

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The Environment job website offers a regular bulletin of job vacancies, events and training opportunities. Sectors covered include Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Sustainability. This makes it an indispensible resource for anyone looking to work or advance in the environmental sector.

Green Building Events in the UK

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There are now a host of major green building events taking place in the UK. These exhibitions offer seminars, live demonstrations and stands where sustainable building solutions can be explored in depth.

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How does cavity wall insulation work?

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How does cavity wall insulation work in practice? This presentation looks at how to check whether you have cavity walls and how to spot if they’ve been filled, the choice of materials, the installation method, benefits and potential obstacles.

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How can a micro hydro turbine work in a mill renovation?

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Peter Downs uses a micro hydro turbine on the river running alongside his property to part drive a water source heat pump delivering underfloor heating in the main house. This large converted mill building from 1778 is now a guest house/B&B. In this video he explains how it works and how it has led to having zero net energy costs.

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