MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY 1pm: The case for solar: cost-benefit evaluation 
HGN’s Gordon Coppock presents his independent review of solar (PV and thermal) and battery storage in the face of soaring energy prices.
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For many householders or businesses, the big question about getting solar is the economics. And with current energy prices a lot of people are taking a fresh look at solar energy. In this talk by HGN’s solar specialist Gordon Coppock – Member of the Institute of Physics – we’ll evaluate the costs versus benefits of solar PV and solar thermal by considering:

  • the amount of electricity you can expect to produce versus how much you can actually use
  • whether a battery could maximise your energy savings
  • the ideal siting for your panels
  • the role of solar in greening up your home

MONDAY 20th MARCH 1pm: Retrofitting historic buildings: Grade II and curtilage listed case studies
Historic buildings present a retrofit challenge but they can become both low impact and high performing homes while respecting heritage.
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Join us and Herefordshire based Arbor Architects to see how they work to improve energy efficiency in historic buildings by adopting a whole house approach to energy efficiency measures — without causing harm to the building fabric or the well-being of occupants.


You can catch up on all Building Sense’s past webinars on our YouTube channel. Topics include reducing heat loss from your home, low cost ways to lower your energy bills, green materials in retrofit, operating your gas boiler, heat pumps, wood heating and more…Click here to view all

More free-of-charge home energy surveys (inc. retrofit plans) for Herefordshire!
HGN BUILDING SENSE is supporting the Future Ready Homes programme, running throughout the Marches region to upscale home energy refurbishment. Phase 1 of the programme is to offer detailed home surveys, which go into much more detail than an EPC, to show householders how their home is performing, and what retrofit measures could be carried out. These surveys normally cost several hundred pounds, so this is an excellent chance to get one free of charge. The extra good news is that additional funding means that a much larger number of surveys can be delivered in Herefordshire. It’s good if you:

  • are thinking of doing some insulation improvements
  • have funds to pay OR may be one of the many households eligible for government funding
  • are thinking of doing any other building work
  • are thinking of getting a new boiler or switching to a heat pump
  • live in any type of house (and the scheme is particularly keen to hear from owners of homes built after 1920)

And if you already applied but weren’t successful, we understand the scheme may be contacting you again.

Find out more HERE and do apply quickly – the scheme wants to carry out the majority of the surveys before the end of March!