Cosy Homes Oxfordshire webinar series – exploring home retrofit

Join us for webinars on home retrofit and energy efficiency

This autumn Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is holding 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.

If you’d like to join us for any (or all!) of the below webinars, please make sure you register in advance by following the links provided, and put a reminder in your calendar.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it: all of the webinars will be recorded and uploaded them to the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire YouTube channel and sent straight to your inbox in the monthly newsletter.

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.

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

Date: Tuesday 22 September
Time: 6-7pm
Speakers: Geordie Stewart and Cathy Ryan
Registration linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4E012UqtSHGm5zCIqC8Adg

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 Geordie Stewart (Scheme Manager for Cosy Homes Oxfordshire) and Cathy Ryan (Community Engagement Manager at the Low Carbon Hub) will give an introduction to Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, including:
– The background of why Cosy Homes Oxfordshire was set up, and who the project partners are
– How the service works, who it’s for, and what makes it different
– Examples of existing home retrofit projects in Oxfordshire so far
– How to get started with retrofitting your own home.

There will also be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our speakers.

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

Date: Tuesday 6 October
Time: 6-7pm
Speaker: Natasha Ginks (main speaker)
Registration linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82356878157?pwd=eS9uUDlIZ04rV20xSTZZNWIzTG1jdz09

In this webinar we’ll be taking a closer look at air source and ground source heat pumps – how they 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 will be led by Natasha Ginks, one of our expert Retrofit Coordinators at Cosy Homes Oxfordshire. We will also hear first-hand from a homeowner who has had their inefficient home heating system replaced by a heat pump to get an idea of what the process is like for the homeowner.

There will also be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our speakers.

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

Date: Tuesday 20 October
Time: 6-7pm
Speaker: Paola Sassi (main speaker)
Registration linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3iVLHJ-qQxCfhx5WgB1DVw

In this webinar we’ll be taking a closer look at a really common and impactful home retrofit measure: insulation. This includes cavity wall insulation, floor insulation, and loft insulation.

We’ll cover how insulation works, what the different types are, why it improves energy efficiency, what installation looks like, what kind of homes would benefit from installing or improving insulation, and more.

The webinar will be led by Paola Sassi, professionla architect and one of our expert Retrofit Coordinators at Cosy Homes Oxfordshire. We will also hear first-hand from a homeowner who has had their insulation improved, to get a better idea of what the process is like for the homeowner.

There will also be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our speakers.

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.

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