Category Archives: Case Study Wood Lane Chippenham

Case study on Adrian Temple Brown’s Wood Lane House conversion. Presented as a series of posts under this category due to the volume of information

GSHP Savings

Installing a Ground Source Heat Pump – Wood Lane

The next stage in Adrian’s Wood Lane retrofit decarbonisation journey was to look at heating and hot water. This followed a process of insulating and draft proofing the house. Adrian looked in detail at the carbon savings using his free Gas/electricity SMART meter data, free Weather data, free Heat Pump Datasheet data, a spreadsheet, and […]

Solar Installation Wood Lane Chippenham

Solar PV Installation Wood Lane Chippenham

The next step on Adrian’s Wood Lane Net Zero journey was to install solar panels on his house roof. Typically a fabric first approach would be the logical next step through installation of loft insulation, draught exclusion etc. But there’s nothing to stop you installing solar panels at any point in your net zero journey. […]

House Energy Audit

Do a House Energy Audit

The first stage of Adrian’s Wood Lane House retrofit project involved undertaking a house energy audit. Perhaps unusually Adrian undertook this audit from a perspective of carbon emissions. For many of us the motivation will be to reduce energy bills and improve the comfort of our home. Fortunately reducing carbon emissions usually goes hand in […]

CO2 Levels

Why Bother?

There are two main reasons for improving the energy efficiency of your home. Firstly insulating your home and reducing energy usage will make your home more comfortable to live in, and will also reduce your energy bills. The second reason is that we need to transition our lives rapidly away from fossil fuel usage in […]