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PeCAN can help you make your home more energy efficient

PeCAN can help you understand what is best for your individual needs with an independent survey and 'Whole House Retrofit Plan'. 

Why is this important?

PeCAN has teamed up with the National Energy Foundation and local professional Retrofit Coordinators to create a new pilot called ‘Petersfield Area SuperHomes’.

As a homeowner, you can benefit from an independent, impartial assessment of your home which takes into consideration your individual needs, and provides bespoke recommendations through a detailed plan. This is called the ‘Whole House Retrofit Plan’ and its aim is to improve the comfort, health and energy efficiency of your home by guiding you through a series of retrofit measures.

 

What are we doing to support people in their journey?

Emissions from our homes are a significant contributor to our overall carbon footprint. The UK government recognises this and is bringing in a variety of initiatives which include financial incentives to improve the energy efficiency of our homes.

Many people want to improve their home's energy efficiency to help the environment whilst at the same time making their home a healthier and more comfortable place to live.

But, it is not easy to know where to start, who to trust and what support is available.

 

What is a retrofit plan?

A retrofit is a process of changing aspects of a home to reduce its carbon emissions. Typically there are also post-retrofit benefits for the homeowner in terms of thermal comfort, improved air quality in the home and a reduction in fuel bills. It can take several years for a retrofit to be completed, depending on the work needed and when it is easiest to carry it out.

Retrofitting can involve various measures such as increasing energy efficiency by improving insulation, changing a gas or oil heating system for a low-carbon heat system such as a heat pump, or generating renewable energy on the roof by installing solar panels. A whole-house retrofit approach tailored to the individual building involves a package of improvements rather than the installation of a single measure.

 

What happens?

1. Contact us: fill in the form below and we can arrange a telephone or video call to explain exactly how the plan works.

2. Conduct a survey: We will arrange for a qualified independent Retrofit Coordinator to speak to you and carry out a survey on your property. There is a cost associated with this, but you may be eligible for a subsidy of up to 90% of the cost.

3. Review your plan: The Retrofit Coordinator will talk you through your retrofit plan which details the most important measures for you to take and crucially the order it makes the most sense to complete them in. We will also advise you on any further government subsidies that you could benefit from, see our Finance and Funding page.

4. You decide: With this independent advice you can then make an informed decision on what works best for your individual circumstances. We can continue to help you through your journey with project management, the recommendation of approved suppliers and help with understanding what grants you may be eligible for.

 

Becoming a show home

The newly developed national SuperHomes Rating Scheme assesses a home not only on carbon emissions and energy efficiency but also comfort and well-being. We will be offering some homeowners the chance to become a full ‘Show Home’ where we use your home as a case study on the benefits of installing retrofit measures in return for free monitoring equipment and pre and post property valuations.

 

How is Petersfield Area SuperHomes funded?

Petersfield Area SuperHomes is run by Petersfield Climate Action Network in partnership with the National Energy Foundation and Winchester Action on Climate Change.  The project is funded until April 2023 by the Energy Redress Scheme, operated by the Energy Saving Trust.

 

Listen to our interview from July 2022 on Petersfield's Shine Radio:

To arrange a video or telephone call from our Project Officer, fill in the form below.