Sustainable Homes

a 21st century home: character • comfort • low carbon

Being energy-aware when carrying out any kind of work on property – whether it’s a new building, a full-scale refurbishment, doing up your kitchen, or simply redecorating – can make a significant difference to both comfort levels and energy costs. Making a wise decision now will bring benefits for many years to come.

The Highgate Society Sustainable Homes group aims to help you find the inspiration and information you need to make energy-aware choices.

We hope the information and links here will meet the different needs of householders and property owners across Highgate, taking into account the policies of the four boroughs: Camden, Haringey, Islington and Barnet.

And for those who don’t want to embark on a big energy initiative, there are plenty of small and inexpensive measures that will help keep the winter chills out and the energy bills down.

About the Sustainable Homes group

Formed early in 2011, the Highgate Society sustainable homes group has been researching the opportunities and potential pitfalls of energy efficient refurbishment (and new build) within the boroughs that constitute Highgate.

Our core team is made up of people with professional backgrounds in this or related fields: architecture and urban planning, sustainable energy, environmental advocacy, communications and conference organization. Most of us have already taken steps to introduce significant energy efficiency and/or renewable energy measures in our own homes.

Together we have created the 21Century Homes concept, working with local groups, particularly the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group (MHSG) on events that showcase local and national products with the theme of ‘character, comfort and low carbon’.

Read more about Sustainable Homes in the Highgate Society

Retrofitting Traditional Buildings for Improved Energy performance

The Sustainable Homes group

 Catherine Budgett-Meakin

  Sarah Harrison

  Jackie Jones

  Sydney Charles