Tag: Cambridge

Tour de France – comes to Cambridge ~ celebrating cycle power

Although nothing to to do with Energy Efficiency in the home, it does celebrate cycle power through the city of Cambridge. Look at this video that takes you along the route – from a cyclist view – through the city past all the historic buildings.

Many thanks to Rad Wagon for producing this video and putting it onto his website where there is more information about the historic buildings to be found along the route. From Sunday 6 July through to the day of the event on Monday 7 July we will be providing live twitter feeds with pictures of the scene and activities in the run up to the start of the event of the event in Parkers Piece near the centre of Cambridge. Bookmark this page in your browser (don’t forget to refresh it) or follow us on twitter.

16.5 million pounds worth of vouchers now issued under UK Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

After only three weeks the UK government Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has now allocated over £16.5 million worth of vouchers to house owners and landlords for home improvement measures. This now means that the initial £50 million available could be used up within the next 3 weeks!!!

Although, this first £50 million is part of a £540 million three year package announced by the government in December 2013, it is very likely that this initial £7600 overall package offering per home will be rapidly reduced if demand continues to be high. It’s becoming very much like the feed in tariff – the early adopters will benefit the most.

GDHIF

The new £7600 incentive offered to households is split into a number of parts; £1000 is given for installing two measures from an approved list of renovations, £100 is available towards the cost of an the initial assessment and £6000 is on offer for the expensive procedure of installing solid wall insulation. Those who’ve bought their property within 12 months of application to the scheme are also eligible for a further £500.

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12 improvement measures

Click here for more details on the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Or contact The 80percent Hub about having a Green Deal Assessment

Click here for the latest figures

 

Over 8.5 million pounds worth of vouchers now allocated to energy improvement scheme

Only in its second week, the UK government Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has already allocated over £8.5 million worth of vouchers to house owners and landlords for home improvement measures. The rate the vouchers are being allocated could mean the that initial £50 million available could be used up within the next 4-5 weeks!!!

Although, this first £50 million is part of a £540 million three year package announced by the government in December 2013, it is very likely that this initial £7600 overall package offering per home will be rapidly reduced if demand continues to be high. It’s becoming very much like the feed in tariff – the early adopters will benefit the most.

GDHIF

The new £7600 incentive offered to households is split into a number of parts; £1000 is given for installing two measures from an approved list of renovations, £100 is available towards the cost of an the initial assessment and £6000 is on offer for the expensive procedure of installing solid wall insulation. Those who’ve bought their property within 12 months of application to the scheme are also eligible for a further £500.

GDHIF cores

Click here for more details on the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Or contact The 80percent Hub about having a Green Deal Assessment

Click here for the latest figures

 

Energy efficiency in old buildings new report from SPAB

The Society for the protection of Ancient Buildings has just produced a new and details report that is very relevant for home-owners of older houses particularly in conservation areas or a listed building. It contain views and information from specialists and members of the Society’s staff. The briefings aim to offer cutting-edge information to help both owners and building professionals. 

SPAB Briefing cover

This report comes at a very important time when the government through the Green Deal is offering a number of grants including up to £6000 for internal and external wall insulation under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

Click here to download the full report. (Don’t get confused with the advertisements that are scattered around this document particularly on Page two. The report starts properly on Page 3.)

Energy Retrofit – 3 bed Victorian terrace, Bath

One of the Superhomes 

 

House Summary

Owner(s):

Ozzie Ffield

House Type:

Late Victorian solid walled 3 bedroomed Mid Terrace

Carbon saving:

68%

Measures installed:

Condensing boiler, Draught-proofing, Floor Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation, Low Energy Appliances, Roof Insulation, Solar Water Heating, Triple Glazing, Underfloor Heating, Water Saving Devices

superhome open days

The introduction of the UK government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund with a £6000 towards the cost of solid wall insulation and £1000 for a new gas boiler with a flue gas heat recovery system – has created new opportunities amongst householders looking to improve the energy efficiency of their older properties.

For those living in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and the surrounding counties The 80percent Hub is able to offer completely impartial and independent advice and Green Deal Assessments.