Why build an eco-home?

Eco-homes are typically built to a high energy efficiency standard, use sustainable materials that have a low environmental impact, and create an indoor environment that is healthy and comfortable for its occupants. There are many benefits to building an eco-home from saving money to protecting the environment and we wanted to outline some of the major benefits of going green[…]

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Status of energy efficiency/CO2 improvements in residential buildings

Deep retrofit, typically involves the delivery of whole house interventions; where all elements of a building’s fabric are addressed in a concerted and comprehensive way. This approach may be necessary to deliver the level of CO2 reductions expected from the sector in meeting the ambitious climate change act and CCC carbon budget targets It can be seen that thus far[…]

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Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)

The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) was introduced as the successor to the CERT scheme, and can be seen as an evolution and continuation of the recent tradition of supplier obligations (SO) as the preferred means of energy efficiency delivery in the UK. ECO is divided into three obligations: Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO) Under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation, obligated[…]

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UK Policy on Low Carbon Retrofit

The UK is considered to have one of the oldest housing stocks in the EU and has historically experienced a very low replacement rate, it is further expected that two thirds of the existing stock will still be in existence in 2050.Therefore the importance of decarbonising the extant housing stock can be seen crucial, to the goals of reducing CO2[…]

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