Discover how these eco retrofit projects slashed their energy bills and carbon footprint

retrofitted kitchen diner extension to terrace house with glass doors and brick details
(Image credit: Emanuelis-Stasaitis)

Improving a property with a eco retrofit during a renovation or extension doesn't just offer the chance for a new interior or exterior design, it will also help to reduce energy bills and a limit annual carbon emissions. 

With the cost of living higher than ever, we look to successful projects of existing houses which have worked hard to devise a stylish retrofitting plan that will make their old home more energy-efficient. We've also included brilliant expert advice from seasoned architects on the subject to help you with your own green remodel. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.