Sustainable Energy Academy, Milton Keynes, UK
Giving period houses an energy saving makeover
The Sustainable Energy Academy has set up a network of refurbished hard-to-treat houses to convince policy makers and others that high energy savings are possible even in older properties. Each ‘Superhome’ owner has made carbon savings of around 70 percent and they act as exemplars by opening their home to visitors. Already in 2009, 36,000 visits had been made to the 28 Superhomes in the network, inspiring people to take similar action by showing them it’s possible to achieve lower energy bills and a better living environment by refurbishing your home. And with the numbers of Superhomes now nearing 100, the message is spreading fast.