A 1980s bungalow in Bourne, Lincolnshire was refurbished to a high energy efficiency standard. Prior to work commencing, an energy audit was carried out, revealing a typical energy rating for a building of this era:
Working in partnership with local contractors, Eco Building Products sourced and supplied a range of energy saving products specifically for this project.
|Floor Insulation||Improved Roof Insulation|
|Solar Hot Water||Heat Recovery|
|Photovoltaic Solar Panels (PV)||Low Energy Light Fittings|
|External Wall Insulation|
The work included installation of a solar thermal hot water system, a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system, 1kWp of photovoltaic panels, floor insulation and some external insulation.
The entire retrofit of the bungalow was completed in only fifteen days and it is estimated that it will result in energy savings of fifty to seventy per cent.
The bungalow retrofit seeks to address energy efficiency problems with existing housing stock that have the potential to be retrofitted and updated with energy saving technologies to reduce CO2 emissions.