There’s been a lot of talk recently about what sort of budget is required per house to make major CO2 savings. We do this sort of assessment for individual houses every day, so we thought we’d present some analysis of our database of Home Energy Masterplans. This produced some graphs which we found interesting, and so thought we’d share them.
In these graphs we aren’t showing individual measures (e.g. boiler upgrades, changing fridges or installing different showerheads), but whole packages that we put together for each client based on their timescales, budgets, ambitions etc. Our recommendation packages are categorised on some of the graphs below: recommendations are usually chosen based on payback of component measures (eg No Brainer < 5 years, Some Consideration 5 – 15 years, Green Halo 15 – 25/30 years) but we also make recommendations based on individual client priorities as requested (e.g. CO2 reduction cost effect, or budget available).
If you are thinking of commissioning a masterplan these charts will show roughly what sort of results you might expect, or also for those looking more strategically they might help you see the scale of savings might be possible for a given budget. The charts may also be useful for those thinking about or planning for the Green Deal.
For each graph we’ve added our thoughts: we’d very much appreciate your thoughts and comments too.