Retrofit for the Future – update from Newark

This week we popped in to one of the homes that we retrofitted in 2010/11 as part of a Government-funded project, Retrofit for the Future, to find out how it was performing. The headline finding is that the house is now using 9% of the energy it previously used for space and water heating; down from […]

Retrofit for the Future and the missed opportunity of offsite renewable energy

If this property’s share in a community-owned wind turbine were taken into account, it would have the lowest energy use and CO2 emissions of all properties in the recent Retrofit Revealed report. Two of HHP’s retrofit projects were included in a recent report by the Technology Strategy Board, and whilst the published results look good, they are not the […]

HHP Retrofit for the Future project – one year on …

The two houses in Newark that we retrofitted in 2010 as part of the Technology Strategy Board’s Retrofit for the Future project have now been re-occupied for over 12 months.  As part of the project, the energy use and environmental conditions are being monitored for 2 years following the retrofit, so we’ve done some initial […]

New retrofit for the future project

HHP is improving the energy efficiency of a pair of semi-detached houses on the Hawtonville estate, in Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire. The retrofit is a partnership project between Hockerton Housing Project (HHP), consultants and lead contractors, and Newark and Sherwood Homes (NSH) the Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) for Newark and Sherwood District Council, and […]

Existing homes

Hockerton Housing Project was a new-build project but its approach to energy efficiency can be applied to existing homes. In one retrofit of 1950s solid-walled social housing, we delivered an 83.5% reduction in energy use, by super-insulating existing single skin concrete walls. Shares in the community-owned wind turbine in Hockerton provided a cost-effective way to […]