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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.

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

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

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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

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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.

Internal Wall Insulation with video guides and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

The introduction of the UK government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund with a £6000 towards the cost of solid wall insulation has created a growing interest in amongst householders looking to improve the energy efficiency of their older properties. For some properties particularly in conservation areas like Cambridge, Ely, St Neots, St Ives, Downham Market, Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Norwich and Bury St Edmunds internal wall insulation may be more appropriate.

Here are a selection of videos providing more information about internal wall insulation :-

Case Study: Retrofit Insulation applied to the interior walls of a 100 year old hose with solid brick walls

An Introduction to internal insulation – three cases studies in Stroud:-

The Thermoshell Internal Wall Insulation:-

WHISCERS – Solid wall retrofit with residents in place:-

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.

Solid Wall Insulation with video guides and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

The introduction of the UK government’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund with a £6000 towards the cost of solid wall insulation has created a growing interest in amongst householders looking to improve the energy efficiency of their older properties. We have certainly found this in rural parts of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk Norfolk and the surrounding counties, as well as in the historic cities and towns of Cambridge, Ely, St Neots, St Ives, Downham Market, Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Norwich and Bury St Edmunds. In addition, there are also many small towns and villages – like Littleport, Sutton and Burwell.

Below is an introductory video to solid wall insulation.

This video was bought to you courtesy of The GreenAge – our London-based partner. 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.

Below is a guide to external wall insulation and render finishes from a commercial supply.

The Brick slip solution explained in this video:-

Benefits of home insulation:-

Insulation and Airtightness – Passive House Series:-

 

 

Survey finds UK SMEs turning to renewable energy generation

According to new research from Opus Energy there is a growing level of interest among small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in generating renewable energy from their own businesses, with one third (32%) expecting to introduce solar panels, wind turbines or anaerobic digestion for example, and 38% expecting to be generating their own renewable energy within five years.

Despite recent cuts in energy tariffs, and perhaps faced with finding new ways to generate income (42% highlight the revenue opportunity behind any decision), a large number of SME business leaders questioned in the Opus Energy survey expect to be generating renewable energy within the next five years, with younger business owners (aged 18-34) more likely to make the investment sooner.

Despite cuts in subsidies, the opportunity to generate additional income appears to be a key motivator for the growing number of SMEs looking to generate green energy, with 42 per cent citing the opportunity to create new revenue streams behind any decision to invest.

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