• Net Zero Skills Hub offers free learning sessions to public

    Did you know that approximately 33% of carbon emissions in Oxfordshire stem from buildings (with a staggering 46% of emissions coming from street lighting)?  Or that a report from Oxford revealed that a jaw-dropping 81% of the total carbon emissions in Oxford City are attributed to energy use in buildings? These kinds of statistics call for an urgent, transformative approach…
    22 November 2023
  • Routes To Retrofit: improving domestic energy efficiency in Oxfordshire 

    Community groups from Low Carbon Hub and CAG Oxfordshire were joined by experts from Oxfordshire County Council Retrofit Team, Cosy Homes Oxfordshire and the Barton Retrofit Cooperative, at this online event held on 20 September.  
    29 September 2023
  • Abingdon Eco Fair

    Low Carbon Hub were out and about at the Abingdon Eco Fair, held in the Market Place in the heart of Abingdon on Saturday 13 May. The event, organised by One Planet Abingdon, with additional support from Oxfordshire Greentech and Vale of White Horse District Council, was spread over a whole day and featured stalls…
    18 May 2023
  • Learnings from launching a home retrofit service – two years in

    We’re two years into Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, and we’ve learnt a lot about launching a whole house retrofit service For the past two years the Low Carbon Hub has been the lead project partner on Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, developing a one-stop whole house retrofit service to offer homeowners a simple way to reduce the carbon…
    23 April 2021
  • How to build up the supply chain for retrofit – event this March hosted by Cosy Homes Oxfordshire

    Cosy Homes Oxfordshire‘s whole house retrofit service launched almost two years ago, with the Low Carbon Hub as lead project partner. During that time, we’ve made many learnings about working in the home retrofit sector, but our biggest barrier has always been finding enough trusted and high-quality contractors to deliver home retrofit projects in Oxfordshire…
    22 February 2021
  • [COMPLETE] Cosy Homes Oxfordshire webinar series – exploring home retrofit

    Join us for webinars on home retrofit and energy efficiency This autumn Cosy Homes Oxfordshire held a series of fortnightly online webinars exploring topics relating to home retrofit and energy efficiency, giving homeowners a chance to gain a better understanding of the importance of home retrofit. The series is now complete, but all of the…
    12 August 2020
  • The UK Government’s Green Homes Grant announcement – what it means for you

    This month the UK government’s economic and finance ministry announced that a £2 billion fund providing grants for home energy improvements work would be set up by September 2020, offering homeowners vouchers to undertake retrofit work. There have been limited details of the scheme released, so it’s difficult to know exactly how it will work at this point.…
    22 July 2020
  • [CLOSED] Join the Low Carbon Hub team: Cosy Homes Oxfordshire Marketing Executive (contractor role)

    Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is a one-stop home retrofit service aiming to improve energy efficiency in our homes to reduce carbon emissions. The programme is now in its second year, with the service fully up and running, so we’re now looking to make improvements to the service and our processes, as well as to develop key…
    25 June 2020
  • Cosy Homes Oxfordshire logo

    An update on Cosy Homes Oxfordshire – our home retrofit pilot project

    In February 2019 we announced that Low Carbon Hub were part of a consortium (alongside RetrofitWorksand National Energy Foundation) which had won a bid with the Department for Business, Energy, and Industry Strategy (BEIS) to develop a home retrofit scheme in Oxfordshire. This bid became Cosy Homes Oxfordshire –a home retrofit service aiming to help…
    16 December 2019
  • Work in the building industry and interested in retrofit projects?

    Do you have a background in the building industry? If so, would you like to train and become a Retrofit Coordinator? Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is a partnership project being delivered by Low Carbon Hub, RetrofitWorks and the National Energy Foundation to help homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes. It’s a scheme which is new…
    10 December 2019
  • Cosy Homes Oxfordshire logo

    Do you know a trusted building professional based in Oxfordshire?

    Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, a home retrofit service, has recently launched and we are seeking to register new building contractors (builders, architects, energy assessors, surveyors, and more) and Retrofit Coordinators to undertake energy efficiency improvement work across Oxfordshire. If you work within the construction industry or building trades, or know someone who does, then encourage them…
    19 August 2019
  • Lines of light on a dark St Aldates

    Low Carbon Hub and partners win bid to bring home retrofit project to Oxfordshire

    We are really pleased to announce we have led a winning consortium bid with the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) to lay the foundations for developing a home retrofit scheme in Oxfordshire.  Delivering the project will be the Low Carbon Hub, the National Energy Foundation which is already active in the county providing the…
    12 February 2019