In this live studio interview held at the European Utility Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), Gordon Glass, online marketing manager for Superhomes discusses how the firm’s site opens doors to low energy home refurbishment.
The site boasts a network of 180 UK homeowners who have all done fantastic things to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, says Glass. These homes have been renovated to attain a better energy efficiency level, thereby reducing carbon levels by 60%.
Homeowners within this network are encouraged to share their experiences with those who aim to do the same.
“In the UK, we have 26 million homes and they are responsible for 27% of carbon emissions. A third of them are old and energy inefficient. Retrofits provide homeowners with improved comfort levels and most of these “superhomers” have an interest in the impact on the environment.”
While the minority of “superhomers” are already in the business of creating energy efficient homes, there are a vast number of private homeowners who are investing thousands of British Pounds in the development of a more energy efficient home. “We represent a wide range of income levels and professional and private interests,” explains Glass.
“The Superhomes site is about sharing information. We try to make exchanges between “superhomers” and potential “superhomers” as rich as possible.”