Our story
We are here to help homeowners reduce their carbon emissions.
BETTER ADVICE

While planning to make his home more energy efficient, Russell, one of our founders, felt frustrated: he wanted to know which improvements would have the greatest impact on carbon emissions, which would bring the most value, and how they would they work together. He found that the advice he wanted didn’t exist – it was either too generic or too biased.

CREATING A SOLUTION

That’s why, in 2005, Russell, Chris, Alaine and David put their heads together. Using their experience in engineering, energy and sustainability, they created Parity Projects – an award-winning company offering impartial home energy advice.

Parity Projects mainly focussed on tools for large landlords and local authorities until, in 2020, we introduced Ecofurb, to better focus on individual homeowners.

You can read more about the development of Ecofurb here.

OUR PARTNER ON THE GROUND

Ecofurb is a partnership between Parity Projects and RetrofitWorks. RetrofitWorks is a cooperative of retrofit professionals and contractors. All cooperative members are checked against industry, financial, insurance and health and safety criteria.

FEE TRANSPARENCY

We believe in a fair and open fee structure. 

We charge homeowners for advice: the home survey and Ecofurb Plan service and Building Performance Requirements. (You can find prices on the home page.) 

If you ask for a referral to a contractor we charge a fee to the contractor, in the usual way a referrer would. The difference for you is that unlike most referrers, we really know the contractors and their standard of work. We work together regularly delivering grant-funded work and larger projects, so if a contractor isn’t performing, we know. And, all members pay the same, so a company can’t pay to be first in line for leads.

OUR TEAM

MEGAN
MEGAN

manages the service 

LEONIE
LEONIE

administers the service

IAN
IAN

is an Ecofurb Coordinator

BEN
BEN

is an Ecofurb Coordinator

LISA
LISA

provides oversight on the quality of our advice

JOSIE
JOSIE

spreads the word and seeks new projects

NATALIE
NATALIE

looks after the money and internal operations

KEITH
KEITH

develops the Plan Builder

SERVET
SERVET

works across software development

RUSSELL
RUSSELL

is a director of Parity Projects

Chris
Chris

is a director of Parity Projects

DAVID
DAVID

is technical director at Parity Projects

CASE STUDIES

1990s detached house, South Croydon
1990s detached house, South Croydon

Coming Soon read more

Flat in mansion block, Clapham
Flat in mansion block, Clapham

When Andy and Agi did up their top floor flat they wanted to solve the draughts, damp and condensation problems. read more

Victorian house, Peckham
Victorian house, Peckham

This case study is about putting your money where your mouth is: Chris is a director of Parity Projects, and has helped to set up Ecofurb. read more

VICTORIAN TERRACED HOUSE, BATTERSEA
VICTORIAN TERRACED HOUSE, BATTERSEA

JP and Gabi had been living in their house for seven years when they got the opportunity to renovate after their wedding. read more