Tag Archive for 'housing'

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 […]

Retrofit Solutions 2011 conference – Renovating the UK housing stock for a sustainable future

March 11th, 2011 by Institution of Civil Engineers

The Retrofit Solutions 2011 conference takes place at The Centennial Centre, 100 Icknield Port Road in Edgbaston, Birmingham from 17 to 18 May 2011. The conference focuses on the challenges to the implementation of retrofitting large housing stock. Clients, contractors, consultants and all those associated with the retrofit supply chain will come together to find […]

Good Foundations – Towards a low carbon, high well-being built environment

April 22nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

February 2010: The New Economics Foundation (NEF) have produced a report, Good Foundations, commissioned by the Happold Trust, which explores how architects, engineers, planners and policymakers can ensure that new development projects work for people and the planet. The report is targeted at those involved in the day-to-day creation of urban neighbourhoods and places – […]

Guernsey Housing Association work on new Energy efficient homes – Steve Williams

April 6th, 2010 by Steve

For anyone interested the text below sets out how we approached investigating and setting a brief for our new energy efficient homes that are being completed at Victoria Avenue.  To date, people have moved into 36 properties with the last 22 homes completing in May.  I prepared the script below for the States Energy Policy group […]

Existing Homes Alliance

February 2nd, 2010 by admin

The UKs Existing Homes Alliance published their manifesto on 1 February 2010.  The manifesto states that the UK housing sector should achieve a 42% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 based on 1990 levels.  The organisation estimates that the cost of treating individual homes with a whole house retrofit to improve energy efficiency to […]