Homeowners sought for research by green energy company
Post by Karl Phillips
on 17 February 2012 in Ethical Living
A series of initiatives have been launched to help homeowners save money on their energy bills.
A grant of £68,000 from the government-run Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF) has been awarded to the Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) to make this series of initiatives possible.
WREN is now asking for householders to volunteer their homes to be surveyed for free, as part of thorough research into the energy efficiency of approximately ten different types of house. The results will form the basis of a 60-page report, which in turn will allow for suggested methods of energy efficiency improvements to be made, based on the type of house occupied.
The study will look at homes in the following categories:
• Solid-walled terrace (600mm stone)
• Solid-walled terrace (230mm brick)
• Solid-walled detached (600mm stone)
• Cornish Unit prefab
• Early uninsulated cavity-walled semi-detached (1920-1980)
• Early uninsulated cavity-walled bungalow (1920-1980)
• Early uninsulated cavity-walled detached house (1920-1980)
• Later insulated cavity-walled terrace (1980s onwards)
• Later insulated cavity-walled detached (1980s onwards)
• Mid-floor flat
• Modern timber-framed house
WREN is also working in partnership with Cleanearth Energy Ltd to provide free solar panels to 25 houses in the Wadebridge area.
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