Better retrofit, made more accessible to more people
Loco Home Retrofit is a Glasgow-based co-operative of householders, contractors and advisers focused on promoting energy efficiency within our homes, tackling the climate crisis and keeping energy bills affordable.
Retrofitting is the process of making changes to existing buildings to cut energy consumption and emissions. The initial focus is on the fabric of a household by reducing energy demand through insulation, airtightness and efficient ventilation. The next step is replacing boilers with low-carbon alternatives such as heat pumps.
As a community intermediary, we help households, tradespeople and professionals to navigate the often complex, disruptive and expensive process of retrofitting our homes. Many of us may wish to reduce our energy bills and reject fossil fuels but may be held back by a lack of knowledge about where to start. Loco Home Retrofit is here to demystify the retrofitting process and support homeowners in enacting energy efficiency measures in their homes.
Glasgow has some of the oldest and least energy-efficient housing stock in Europe. Retrofitting homes is key to cutting energy costs and meeting net-zero targets. By bringing together homeowners and industry professionals we are providing solutions and sharing knowledge to make properties in Glasgow both energy and cost efficient — fit for a greener future.