• Retrofitting historic houses for energy efficiency Retrofitting historic houses for energy efficiency Historic houses (ie anything pre-1919) come in all shapes and sizes and between them present every imaginable energy efficiency problem. Retrofitting historic houses is a particular interest of ours, with a plan in the pipeline for one particularly keen colleague to study for a PhD in retrofitting historic houses to ...
  • Energy saving for business Energy saving for business Saving energy and keeping bills down (sometimes these have separate motivations, sometimes the same one, depending on how green your outlook) are issues faced by both businesses and households, and there’s not one simple fix. How any one place achieves reductions depends on a number of things – the type of home you ...
  • SuperHomes September 2014 Open Days SuperHomes 2014 focuses on historic buildings We’ve just been reading about the 2014 SuperHomes Open Days and were particularly thrilled to note the focus on historic properties this year. Plenty of savvy householders retrofit energy efficiency measures on their properties, but there is an almost unspoken feeling that that kind of modification will wreck the integrity of ...
  • Zero Waste Week Zero Waste Week Have you heard of Zero Waste Week? This Guardian article gives you the background to what started out as a personal challenge on the back of the 2004 Boscastle flooding disaster but has become an annual phenomenon. One More Thing It’s an interesting article including some pretty shocking statistics on how we consume (eg “only ...
  • Is retrofit behind record Ecoflap sales? Best ever Ecoflap summer sales We’re delighted to report that Ecoflap is experiencing its best ever summer sales this year. We’d love to think that this is because people are heeding the retrofit message. Ecoflaps are so quick and easy to fit to any horizontal letterbox and cost a fraction of the big retrofit energy efficiency ...