Warmer Homes: retrofit advice

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Advice on low energy retrofits to help improve the energy efficiency of homes, including guidance on developing ‘whole house plans’ and ventilation strategies.

The Warmer Homes resources have been developed as part of the MASTT (Marsden & Slaithwaite Transition Towns) Warmer Homes project  in partnership with Connect Housing, and have been funded by DECC. The resources include case studies and strategies for typical hard-to-treat homes in West Yorkshire.

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Register here for a free 12 page ‘Warmer Homes’ booklet giving advice on low energy retrofits to help improve the energy efficiency of homes, including guidance on developing ‘whole house plans’ and ventilation strategies. The booklet is designed for householders exploring retrofit options for their home and complements our Warmer Homes blogs and film.

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Research update 

The research for the Warmer Homes project was undertaken in 2012.  We believe the work is still valid and offers useful guidance.  However, our expertise in deep retrofit has developed significantly over the intervening years.  This has been particularly in the area of better understanding of moisture in the building fabric, and the effects on this of different types of insulation materials and measures.  We also now consider the embodied energy of materials more carefully, to ensure lowest carbon dioxide emissions from the measures we take.  Petrochemical-based insulations such as polyurethanes will continue to play an important part in retrofit, but we believe their use needs to be considered carefully on each project against these criteria.  More information can be found on this in the deep retrofit project blogs and technical briefings at www,greenbuildingstore.co.uk.

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