Tag Archive for 'retrofitting'

Retrofitting domestic properties for improved energy efficiency

March 13th, 2012 by Catalyst Housing

According to the Carbon Trust, buildings account for approximately 40% of the carbon emissions in the UK, around half of this coming from domestic buildings. To find solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the domestic housing stock, Catalyst Housing undertook a ground breaking eco-refurbishment of two Victorian, ‘hard-to-treat’ homes in Reading, UK. The project, endorsed […]

Refurbishing buildings for energy efficiency benefits the economy while reducing energy demand

February 27th, 2012 by University of East Anglia

Energy efficiency experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy demand across the European Union. In a report, ‘Refurbishing Europe: An EU strategy for energy efficiency and climate action led by building refurbishment’ published on 27 February 2012, by the Build with CaRe consortium, the researchers propose […]

National training centre for energy efficient building expertise opens

December 18th, 2011 by Centre of Refurbishment Excellence

Thousands of UK construction trainees are set to benefit from a new national centre for sustainable building skills launched in Stoke-on-Trent. CoRE, the Centre for Refurbishment Excellence, was officially opened by Andrew Stunell MP, Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Built at a cost of £11.4 million, CoRE, in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, will […]

Blind Spot – The Role of Household Energy Efficiency in Combating Climate Change

April 27th, 2010 by Richard Lord

To download paper click link: Blind Spot – The Role of Household Energy Efficiency in Combating Climate Change