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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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1950s Bungalow Eco Retrofit Presentation

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SuperHomers Charles and Judy Ainger carried out an eco retrofit of their 1950s bungalow in 2008 and reduced their net outgoings on energy and water bills to under £1000. Now with 4 years of data they can make a detailed assessment of what worked and what they might do differently were they to do it all again.

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Lifetime Emissions of Eco Retrofit versus New Build

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Radian’s September 2011 report confirms that it is less carbon intensive to refurbish even existing ‘hard to treat’ homes than to demolish them and build new homes.

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C80 Retrofit:Measuring is believing

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SuperHomer Robert Cohen achieved an 84% reduction in CO2 by renovating his 4 storey 1830s Edwardian terraced house in London. Extensive monitoring in 2011 shows the following:

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Eco Heating by Exhaust Air Heat Pump

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SuperHomer Bill Powell has taken an experimental approach to heating his 1950s semi detached house. It is all about putting every bit of warm air generated to good secondary use – including exhaust hot air from cooking, showering, appliances, solar gain and body heat.

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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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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.

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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