Another heating season has started, and this island with its mild maritime climate is bracing for another season of needless suffering and excess winter deaths, easily avoidable with simple measures like proper loft hatch insulation, cutting out a large cold
The former energy and climate change minister Greg Barker said disinterest on the side of the energy companies was to blame for the sluggish Green Deal take-off. However, the Green Deal is not led by energy companies, but Green Deal
The feast of love is here: holidays, time with family and friends, lots of merchandise, and charitable giving vying for our attention. Spare a thought for nearly seven million households across the UK struggling to heat their homes to a
What is your assessment of the current domestic retrofit market, and energy efficiency retrofits in particular? Gloomy. Green Deal is a failure. All the business we get is through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), but costs are being cut everywhere.
Spending 20 grand on insulating a home is pointless if you leave the windows open. In how far does this obvious logic apply to air bricks, trickle vents or other cracks in the building envelope? The two main sources of
Hillman Brown is an installer company for domestic and commercial insulation, who have begun performing a simple yet effective performance tweak to dwellings: taking out what professional loft insulation installers have previously put on top of the hatch and replacing
Even small thermal bridges can cause disproportionate performance penalties on the entire layer of insulation around a home. Since heat rises, it is obvious that a look up at the ceiling should be the first direction of view. Sometimes the
The UK has been the first country to put an obligation on energy suppliers (power companies) to save carbon, in 1994. A good overview of past schemes from the first Energy Efficiency Standard of Performance (EESoP) to the extended CERT