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'Superhome' energy efficiency report published

Friday, June 29 2012
Can older houses be brought up to the latest standards of energy efficiency?

Our refurbishment of 67 Temple Avenue in York shows how a series of improvements could generate substantial savings for the occupier and cut carbon emissions by 66 per cent.

Researchers have evaluated the project and the findings are published today in a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report.

The project aimed to bring a 1930s house up to the advanced energy and carbon standard of our neighbouring new-build prototype houses. By making the improvements in stages and measuring the results, the project also compared the effectiveness of standard improvements to some more radical alterations.

The refurbished property became the 100th 'Superhome' earlier this year.

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