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10 points in retrofit for social housing

June 27, 2024

Where does the focus need to be in retrofit for social housing?

By: LivGreen Retrofit Specialists

Here are 10 key points we should be focusing on…

1. Improved Insulation: Upgrade wall, roof, and floor insulation to minimize heat loss.

2. Double/Triple Glazing: Replace single-pane windows with double or triple glazing to enhance thermal efficiency.

3. Solar Panels: Install rooftop solar panels to generate clean, renewable energy.

4. Heat Pumps: Transition from traditional boilers to air-source or ground-source heat pumps.

5. Smart Thermostats: Implement smart thermostats that learn user behavior to optimize heating and cooling.

6. Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures: Install low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads to reduce water usage.

7. Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR): Integrate MVHR systems to improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

8. Recycled Building Materials: Use materials such as recycled steel, reclaimed wood, and eco-friendly insulation.

9. Government Grants: Maximizing available grants and incentives for retrofitting projects to reduce costs

10. Skilled Workforce Training: Develop programmes to train contractors in the latest retrofitting technologies and best practices.

Retrofitting existing buildings is essential to achieving our sustainability goals and enhancing living conditions. Focusing on these specific areas will not only help us meet our environmental targets but also improve the quality of life for individuals.

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