Webinar recording: a beginner’s guide to home retrofit

A beginner’s guide to retrofit – the importance of tackling home energy efficiency in the climate emergency

This autumn Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is holding a series of fortnightly online webinars exploring topics relating to home retrofit and energy efficiency. First up on Tuesday 8 September 2020 was A Beginners Guide to Retrofit, with expert speaker Douglas Drewniak.

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.

Douglas Drewniak is a building performance engineer and practical expert on the energy performance of buildings, having spent much of his career on construction sites in Germany and the UK. Doug is supporting Cosy Homes Oxfordshire as a contractor, offering thermal imaging and air tightness testing to homeowners who would like it as part of their home assessment. He was also heavily involved with developing Bioregional’s Building Energy Performance Improvement Toolkit for housebuilders.

If you missed the webinar, don’t worry! We recorded it, and you can watch it back on our YouTube channel using the link below: