LARKFLEET GROUP REDUCE CO2 EMMISIONS WITH BUNGALOW RETROFIT
The Larkfleet Group has reduced the CO2 emissions of a bungalow close to its Bourne headquarters by retrofitting it with a range of energy saving and renewable energy technologies.
The work included installation of a solar thermal hot water system, a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system, 1kWp of photovoltaic panels, floor insulation and some external insulation.
The entire retrofit of the bungalow was completed in only fifteen days and it is estimated that it will result in energy savings of fifty to seventy per cent.
The Larkfleet Group regularly builds homes that meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and above – at least 25 percent above the standard building regulations specification for energy performance – highlighting the company’s commitment to creating affordable, well-built and energy-efficient homes.
The recent bungalow retrofit however seeks to address energy efficiency problems with existing housing stock that have the potential to be retrofitted and updated with energy saving technologies to reduce CO2 emissions.
The Larkfleet Group is working on a similar project with The UK Centre for Economic & Environmental Development (UK CEED) and other partners to adapt a house in Peterborough with innovative solutions to make it more sustainable and energy efficient (click here for more details).
Karl Hick, managing director of the Larkfleet Group, commented: “This is an ideal opportunity for the Group to demonstrate its expertise in providing energy efficient housing. Not only do we provide new affordable sustainable housing, but we are also concentrating on implementing energy saving technologies in existing housing.”
The Group is now rolling out the best elements of its retrofit projects to its clients and partners in the private and social housing sectors.