Cosy Homes Oxfordshire autumn webinar series – exploring home retrofit

Join us for webinars on home retrofit and energy efficiency

This autumn Cosy Homes Oxfordshire will be holding a series of fortnightly online webinars exploring topics relating to home retrofit and energy efficiency.

We’ve chosen these topics based on the questions and comments we receive most frequently, so we hope these webinars will be a great opportunity for homeowners to gain a better understanding of home energy and the importance of home retrofit. If you’d like to join us for any (or all!) of the below webinars, please make sure you register in advance by following the links provided, and put a reminder in your calendar.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it – we’ll be recording all of the webinars and uploading them to our YouTube channel – and you’ll see the recordings of those webinars which have already taken place on this page too. Make sure you’re signed up to receive our monthly newsletter so that you receive these recordings straight to your inbox.

Have a suggestion for a webinar you’d love to see from us? Drop us an email to info@cosyhomesoxfordshire.org and we’ll see what we can do.

A guide to using air and ground source heat pumps to heat your home

Date: Tuesday 6 October
Time: 6-7pm
Speaker: Natasha Ginks (main speaker)
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82356878157?pwd=eS9uUDlIZ04rV20xSTZZNWIzTG1jdz09

In this webinar we’ll be taking a closer look at air source and ground source heat pumps – how they work, why they’re a good option to improve energy efficiency, what installation looks like, what types of homes they work for, and more.

The webinar will be led by Natasha Ginks, one of our expert Retrofit Coordinators at Cosy Homes Oxfordshire. We will also hear first-hand from a homeowner who has had their inefficient home heating system replaced by a heat pump to get an idea of what the process is like for the homeowner.

There will also be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our speakers.

A guide to insulating your home – cavity wall, floor, and loft insulation

Date: Tuesday 20 October
Time: 6-7pm
Speaker: Paola Sassi (main speaker)
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3iVLHJ-qQxCfhx5WgB1DVw

In this webinar we’ll be taking a closer look at a really common and impactful home retrofit measure: insulation. This includes cavity wall insulation, floor insulation, and loft insulation.

We’ll cover how insulation works, what the different types are, why it improves energy efficiency, what installation looks like, what kind of homes would benefit from installing or improving insulation, and more.

The webinar will be led by Paola Sassi, professional architect and one of our expert Retrofit Coordinators at Cosy Homes Oxfordshire. We will also hear first-hand from a homeowner who has had their insulation improved, to get a better idea of what the process is like for the homeowner.

There will also be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our speakers.

Webinar recordings

A beginners guide to retrofit – Tuesday 8 September

The first webinar in our series was a beginners guide to home retrofit – the importance of tackling home energy efficiency in the climate emergency.

In this webinar, we gave an introduction to home retrofit and its importance within the context of the climate emergency. This included defining what retrofit is, why it’s important within the context of our UK housing stock, example of common energy efficiency issues and retrofit measures which could address them. We also covered information on the upcoming Green Homes Grant.

An introduction to Cosy Homes Oxfordshire: a one-stop shop for improving energy efficiency in the home

Our second webinar was an introduction to Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, as well as covering information on the upcoming Green Homes Grant in the UK. The webinar was hosted by Cathy Ryan (Community Engagement Manager at the Low Carbon Hub) and our expert speaker was Geordie Stewart (Scheme Manager for Cosy Homes Oxfordshire).