And here’s the detail, which we of course find fascinating, and some of you may want to know:
Ecofurb is a new service offered by Parity Projects, an award-winning company who have been providing home energy advice since 2005, and RetrofitWorks, a not-for-profit cooperative of quality, conscientious contractors, founded in 2013.
Both organisations were founded by Russell Smith and colleagues in their quest to provide solutions to domestic carbon emissions. To read more you can visit Parity Projects and RetrofitWorks.
In 2018, Parity Projects successfully bid for some development funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as one of six pilot projects across the country.
The funding ran until March 2021 and was for the set up of a low carbon renovation service, research and learnings, rather than for grants for works. The idea being that, in contrast to other short term home energy schemes, Ecofurb and other similar ventures will be able to offer homeowners a solution for the long term.
Ecofurb isn’t reliant on any outside funding to keep providing services: we’re not planning on going anywhere, except to other parts of the country so that more people can get help with their renovations.
Ecofurb is also working with councils across London to reach people living in their areas. Our council partners aren’t involved in the installations work – this is all handled by Ecofurb – but rather want to show everyone living in their areas the options available, as well as help to create local employment.
We’d love to talk to you if you have any questions. You can contact Josie, who helped to set up Ecofurb: firstname.lastname@example.org