Sustain Eden Case Study: Draughtproofing Homes

As part of the Sustain Eden programme, our Cold to Cosy Homes project draughtproofed homes across Eden, making them healthier…

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Cold to Cosy Homes – Insulate your cavity walls and keep the heat at home

Cavity wall insulation is a simple and effective way to reduce your heating bills – and have a warmer home.

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Case Study: Cumbria Green Open Homes, April 2014

In the spring of 2014 we ran Cumbria Green Open Homes as and add-on to our annual Cumbria Green Build…

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Sustainable Development in Action – New Lake District National Park Office

Green Build 2014 Event – Sustainable Development in Action – New Lake District National Park Office Old Station Yard, Threlkeld…

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LED Factsheet

A great way to save money and help the environment is to fit LED lights in your home. Lighting makes…

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Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) – Guidance Wheel

If you are thinking of energy efficiency for your traditional home, click here to access the STBA’s Guidance Wheel.

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Appleby Renewables Tour: Ground source heat pump, PVs and Biomass

Location: Appleby, Central Cumbria Site visit report by: Jonathan Read, CAfS Volunteer. Date: 19th September 2013 This event was part…

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Solar Thermal (Hot Water)

Solar thermal panels use energy from the sun to heat water for use within the home or business. For more…

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Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings

Improving energy efficiency in traditional buildings – Inspirational case studies from Cumbria

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Code for Sustainable Homes

Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is an optional standard for new build housing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It…

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Airtightness

Energy is not only lost through walls and roofs of buildings, but also through unnecessary draughts and leaks. These make…

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District Heating

District heating systems provide multiple buildings or dwellings with heat and hot water from a central boiler house, or ‘energy…

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