It’s possible to install new energy efficiency measures in existing homes and other buildings (retrofit) so their energy consumption (and carbon emissions) are cut by up to 80% by insulating the roof, walls and floor, while ending up with a pleasant, comfortable indoor environment.
To meet national emissions targets, this needs to be on everyone’s agenda, and the plan needs to be appropriate for the building and its occupants.
Improvements can be done all at the same time, or bit by bit over time – but getting started is really important.
The most effective way forward is for owners or landlords to get a Whole House Plan that identifies issues for your building, with options and costs. Advice about this approach along with lots of useful information can be found here.
This way, jobs get done in the right way and right order – potentially saving money by only doing things once.
A Whole House Plan from a certified retrofit company (Retrofit Coordinator) costs £200-£500. Remember to opt for companies that are TrustMark holders that comply with PAS2035 (the modern retrofit regulations which lay out what’s needed to conduct a retrofit successfully).