Sustainability and energy efficiency are important issues, especially for homeowners. Homes contribute 27% of the UK’s total carbon emissions. New build houses are subject to a wealth of regulations to ensure they meet increasingly strict requirements, but this does not tackle the issue of the existing housing stock. This if of greater concern when considering that 85% of today’s housing stock will still be in existence in 2050. While there is a breadth of measures and recommendations from various organisations, there is little information on their practical application. We seek to bridge this gap and provide homeowners with clear advice, tailored to your property. Sustainability is a complicated practice, yet we value our transparency and will never make a recommendation without fully explaining our reasoning.
Ecospheric consider both technologies and the building fabric for retrofit solutions. Both are essential for success. Additionally life-cycle analysis is applied to all products that we specify, considering factors like embodied energy and carbon footprint. Sustainability is not the same as energy efficiency and has many more considerations i.e.
We take these and many more into consideration whenever we recommend a solution and will always seek to provide the best sustainable performance. It is from this that we strive to promote passive efficiency solutions over active wherever possible.
- Kit Knowles, Managing Director