Understanding where buildings leak really helps when insulating.
- Overview on energy efficiency in older homes
- Energy Efficiency and Traditional Homes PDF available for download (from 2020)
- Pros and cons of different insulation types in old homes
- Extra links for different insulation types
First person account of upgrading the insulation in a Victorian home, including the costs and opinions.
- Energise Sussex Coast’ Carbon Calculator
- New app that links your bank spend with carbon calculation
Energy Bill template
Home/ Business energy monitoring platform
Retrofit Coordinator Links
- Warmer Sussex – create a whole house retrofit plan
- Retrofit Works – an online platform co-operative linking home owners with installers and expert retrofit plans
- Trustmark – search for Retrofit Coordinators and Trustmark certified installers
- Green Home Grant – government funding for home owners to make their homes more energy-efficient.
- Energy Company Obligation funding
- Access Local Delivery fund and other funding for energy efficiency works via the Warm Home Check if you are on a low income and live in East Sussex
Product recommendations (please note these are the personal recommendations of the panel and not endorsed by Energise Sussex Coast)
- Mighton timber staff and parting beads
- Wormbox composters
- Waterblade – water saving device
- Plumelabs air purifier
- Infrared heating
- Warm4less infrared red heating
- Chimsoc chimney balloons
- Stove mounted convection fans for wood burner
Other interesting links
Examples from local residents
Watch the video recording of our Zoom webinar event and hear from 4 local residents about how they made their Victorian homes more energy efficient and other tips for lowering your carbon footprint.
- Start Richard Watson – Carbon footprinting and other ways to save energy
- 20.43 Ken Davis – total transformation of a Victorian terraced home to as near passive house standards as possible
- 28.01 Catherine Taylor – home restoration with a focus on insulation 33.50 Peter Varley – experience from retrofitting two properties. Includes advice on insulation, air source heat pumps and infrared heating.
- 50.04 Q&A session
We are very grateful to our panel for giving their time and expertise for this session. The panel are very happy to answer any more questions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be forwarded on.
- Richard Watson, CEO Energise Sussex Coast
- Ken Davis, retired architect and sustainable design consultant
- Catherine Taylor, local resident
- Peter Varley, retired Chartered Surveyor and Project Manager