Nearly 12m UK homes need energy retrofitting in five yearsTo achieve the UK Government’s net-zero objective enhancing the energy efficiency of homes is critical. New analysis indicates that currently, there are 12.6 million properties in England with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or
£1.8 billion awarded to boost energy efficiency and cut emissions of homesThe Government has awarded £1.8 billion through Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, Home Upgrade Grant and Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to upgrade social homes and public buildings. More than 115,000 homes across England are to get upgrades to
New retrofit hub to propel greener homesThe National Retrofit Hub launched at the Building Centre in central London on 1st March, is a response from industry to the growing need to make building stock greener and more energy efficient. The initiative is backed by over 40 organisations including
Natasha Ginks Shortlisted for Retrofit Coordinator of the YearWe’re delighted to announce Natasha Ginks from our team has been shortlisted for Retrofit Coordinator of the Year 2023. The Retrofit Academy Awards were created to recognise excellence in retrofitting across the market, from Retrofit Coordinators to
Not sure if you can get the Boiler Upgrade Scheme? We can help.Under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, your household can apply for a voucher to help you switch to a heat pump. However, recent research indicates a lower-than-expected uptake for the scheme so far. The government aims to give out 30,000 vouchers annually for 3
Home insulation: how to stop your bills going through the roofGas and electricity bills of £2,000-£3,000 a year have motivated many to make their homes more energy efficient without having to deep retrofit. In April, the UK government will unveil Eco+, a £1bn scheme to help hundreds of thousands of homes, by
Retrofitting homes could bring huge health benefits, finds new studyA study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine published in The Lancet Planetary Health suggests that net zero policies would reduce mortality by 2050, resulting in 2 million people in England and Wales living additional years. Retrofitting
Cosy Homes Oxfordshire features in The Sunday TimesYou might have seen our scheme featured alongside some of our clients in ‘The Ultimate Guide To Insulation’ in The Sunday Times on the 15th of January, and also available online. Thank you to everyone who participated in the piece, including our
Energy saving trial delivers for fuel poor homesGreen Home Systems has successfully delivered a £1 million energy efficiency trial with OVO Energy to tackle fuel poverty and climate change. The scheme saw the installation of a suite of energy efficiency measures in 19 fuel-poor households in
UK housebuilder adopts heat pumps as standardFTSE 250-listed Redrow has committed to installing air source heat pumps in every new development from this month as it ditches traditional gas boilers. bills, support green jobs and deliver on the UK’s net zero targets, according to a new report
New research outlines urgent action required to speed up retrofitting of UK homesThe government should do more to implement policies that will support the financing and roll-out of energy efficiency retrofits in UK homes in order to reduce energy bills, support green jobs and deliver on the UK’s net zero targets, according to a new
Blenheim Estate Launches Local Energy Impact SchemeBlenheim Estate has launched a local energy impact scheme for its tenants and the wider Oxfordshire community to help households keep track of their energy use and reduce their collective energy consumption. The scheme encourages local households to install
Octopus Energy and Halifax team up for £2,000 heat pump offerOctopus Energy and Lloyds Banking Group have announced a pilot scheme to bring a new heat pump offer to UK households to help cut bills and decarbonise heating. Under the scheme, Halifax mortgage customers can get a heat pump installed for as little as
Welsh housing estate slash bills by generating own energyResidents in the Ogwen Valley in Gwynedd are cutting down on their energy bills by up to 25% through a local hydro-power scheme. Since 2016, people from Bethesda joined an energy club called Energy Local, which harnesses the power of clean and green energy.
BMF calls on new PM to back national retrofit strategyThe Builders Merchants Federation has called on Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to support a national retrofit strategy that would make 500,000 new jobs across the UK. The call was made during the BMF’s Annual Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons.
Best and worst areas in the UK for energy efficient homes revealedResearch by boiler purchasing company BOXT examined EPC gradings for houses across the country, based on data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Data showed that the most energy-efficient homes could be found in Tower Hamlets in
M&M Waste Solutions Win Clean and Green Award with JACK FMNew research reveals retrofit could boost the sale value of your home by an average of £10,000, and the added value could be even higher for individual properties - depending on the measures and
Cosy Homes Oxfordshire client featured on Sky NewsNew research reveals retrofit could boost the sale value of your home by an average of £10,000, and the added value could be even higher for individual properties - depending on the measures and
50 neighbours visit Oxford resident to find out about insulationOver 50 neighbours visited an Oxford resident to learn more about external wall insulation (EWI). The resident opened his home during Oxford Open Doors week and invited people to come to see and find out about the insulation in his house. Tweet: Who knew
Energy-saving measures could boost UK economy by £7bn a year, says studyInsulating homes in Britain and installing heat pumps could benefit the economy by £7bn annually and produce 140,000 new jobs by 2030, a new study has found. But the assimilation of these energy-saving measures depends heavily on government policy, according
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