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Upcoming meetings from the 21st Century Homes initiative
Saturday 17 November 2.30 pm to about 4 pm at 10a South Grove (Highgate Society building)
(n.b. will finish in time for the Highgate Village Christmas Festival, which starts at 4.30 pm that afternoon)
WINTERPROOF YOUR HOME
This afternoon meeting will have two sessions:
Getting the best from your boiler An expert heating engineer will address questions such as: Can you cut your heating bills and be more comfortable? What’s the best temperature to set the boiler at? Is it better to run the central heating in short bursts, or for longer at a lower temperature? What makes most sense - a thermostat in the hall, or individual thermostatic radiator valves? Is it worth scrapping an old but functioning boiler? How quickly does a new boiler pay for itself, and how long will it last? What’s a weather compensator?
Warm indoors - simple ways to winterproof your home.Easy, low-tech measures may not sound glamourous but they are effective, while some professional solutions may take less time than you think. Find out about a range of improvements and how to do them yourself or find someone to do them for you.
Wednesday 28 November 7.30 pm
SUSTAINABLE HOMES AND HERITAGE - ARE WE UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
How can energy efficiency measures such as high-performance windows and wall insulation, or installation of solar panels, be integrated successfully in historic buildings and conservation areas?
Main speaker: Claire Craig, English Heritage, followed by a panel discussion.
This meeting is co-hosted by the HS Planning Group and HS Sustainable Homes Group).