About Building Sense

BUILDING SENSE is an initiative from HGN to bring together people, information and professional expertise to help with the challenge of making homes (and workplaces) comfortable year-round in the face of high heating bills and the need to cut carbon emissions.

For households

We’re sharing information with homeowners all about retrofit from quick and easy DIY improvements you can make right now, all the way through to how to approach whole house retrofit projects including funding opportunities, local suppliers and case studies.

Households click here

For professionals

We’re providing training, resources and collaboration opportunities to local building professionals that want to develop their sustainable and low-carbon construction knowledge and skills to meet their customers’ needs.

Professionals click here


Want to attend or host a Green Open home? Meet with local retrofit construction professionals? Or find out more about solar, heat pumps, wood heating and more? We’ve got online and in-person events coming up to complement the range of past online events that you can still access.

Click here for events


Find out the latest BUILDING SENSE news in our blog.

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