[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 webinars were recorded and are available on the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire YouTube channel – and you’ll find them on this page too.

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Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is a one-stop-shop home retrofit service, enabling homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes throughout Oxfordshire. The Low Carbon Hub is one of three project partners, alongside RetrofitWorks and the National Energy Foundation.

Webinar recordings

A beginners guide to home retrofit and the importance of home energy in the climate emergency

The first webinar on Tuesday 8 September 2020 was A Beginners Guide to Retrofit, with expert speaker Douglas Drewniak.

In this webinar, we gave an introduction to home retrofit and its importance within the context of the climate emergency. This included defining what retrofit is, why it’s important within the context of our UK housing stock, example of common energy efficiency issues and retrofit measures which could address them. We also covered information on the upcoming Green Homes Grant.

An introduction to Cosy Homes Oxfordshire: a one-stop shop for improving energy efficiency in the home

Our second webinar was an introduction to Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, as well as covering information on the upcoming Green Homes Grant in the UK. The webinar was hosted by Cathy Ryan (Community Engagement Manager at the Low Carbon Hub) and our expert speaker was Geordie Stewart (Scheme Manager for Cosy Homes Oxfordshire)

A guide to using air and ground source heat pumps to heat your home

Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is a one-stop-shop home retrofit service, enabling homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes throughout Oxfordshire. In this webinar we explored air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps as a low carbon option for heating your home. This included how heat pumps work, why they’re a good option to improve energy efficiency, what installation looks like, what types of homes they work for, and more.

The webinar was led by Natasha Ginks, one of our expert Retrofit Coordinators at Cosy Homes Oxfordshire. We also heard first-hand from a homeowner who has had their oil-fired boiler recently replaced by an air source heat pump, giving an idea of what the process is like for the homeowner.

A guide to insulating your home – cavity wall, floor, and loft insulation

In this webinar Paola Sassi, experienced architect and Retrofit Coordinator, gave an overview of the role of insulation in home retrofit. She covered how insulation works, the different types of insulation (floor, roof, wall), and more. We were then joined by homeowner Tim Lunel who shared his experience of retrofitting his home, including substantial insulation improvements.

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