Harriet and Chris have made their 1930s home more energy efficient through insulation, efficient heating, and solar energy. Through a whole-house approach they have succeeded in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 85%. If you are interested in making your home more energy efficient then there is a lot to learn from how Harriet and Chris have improved their home.
This study visit will take place on Saturday 3rd September 2022. There are three slots – 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Please book using the buttons below.
West Midlands energy expert Phil Beardmore says:
Harriet and Chris’ house in Bournville is one of my favourite retrofits in Birmingham because it is a great example of the “Fabric First” principle. Harriet and Chris have started by reducing demand for heat, which made up most of their greenhouse gas emissions and running costs when they started their green home makeover back in 2010. Then they moved on to renewable energy measures such as solar. A decade after they started, this house is still an exemplar of how to do things in the right order. Harriet and Chris are currently looking at replacing their gas boiler with a heat pump which will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero within the next decade. If you are thinking about a heat pump then you will be able to share in what Harriet and Chris have learned about heat pumps so far.
Book now to join the tour and learn about how they did it!
Once your booking has been accepted we will contact you with joining instructions including address.
Please travel by public transport if you can. This house is a short walk from Kings Norton train station and is also a short walk by bus routes 45 and 47.