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Housing services

We can work with you at all stages of your low carbon new build or retrofit housing project. Our aim is to identify cost effective methods for reducing energy use and carbon emissions from housing, and to create homes which are healthy, comfortable and affordable places to live. 

We are experienced in working with public and private sector clients. We work with local authorities and social landlords to upgrade their housing stock and tackle fuel poverty. We can support property developers, contractors and suppliers in their delivery of resource efficient housing and communities.

How we can help

Site surveys

For existing homes, we will carry out an energy audit. This will include analysis of meter readings and energy bills, and an examination of the building’s fabric, services and occupancy patterns. We use thermographic surveys to identify heat losses and thermal bridging. Establishing the baseline energy use is the first step in identifying opportunities for improving energy efficiency.

Feasibility studies

We can advise on both energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, as well as heat networks and decentralised energy schemes. We are experienced in consulting and engaging with the communities where we work. We have the tools and expertise to carry out feasibility studies and investment grade assessments on all key energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. We can carry out lifecycle costing analysis to back up the purchase of energy efficient equipment and have an impartial view of potential suppliers and sources of finance.

Design advice

Our experienced teams can provide early stage design advice for low carbon housing projects. This will cover fabric energy efficiency, thermal bridging, condensation risk, building services and controls, and guidance on renewable energy installations.

Construction stage audits

We can carry out checks during the construction period to determine whether the ‘as built’ details and quality matches the design specifications.

Post completion review and monitoring

We are experienced in assessing the energy performance of buildings in use.  We analyse data on energy use, temperature and moisture, and use thermographic photography to identify heat losses and thermal bridging. We can provide advice on energy management for occupants and housing managers.

 

You may also be interested in our other services including Energy efficiency implementation and finance and Decentralised energy support.

Viewpoints & case studies

Guides

Low carbon building advice for building owners and occupiers - how to ensure your new or refurbished building is energy efficient and uses renewables effectively. Guidance on managing design, construction and operation as well as on key low carbon building technology areas.

Find out more

If you're interested in any of the services above then get in touch - email us on info@carbontrust.com, fill in our contact form or give us a call on +44 (0)20 7832 4803.

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