Green Home Champions

HESTA – Home Energy Support Team Alton

Talk to a local resident who has already made their home more energy efficient – find out how they did it and what they think. 

Our volunteer Green Home Champions have all had energy saving measures installed in their homes, and they are happy to share their experience with you.

It’s a great way to find out the benefits, challenges and lessons learned from someone who has started making their home more sustainable.

Some will let you visit their home, while others prefer to talk over the phone or by video call.

Choose from our list below and contact us so that we can put you in touch with your selected Green Home Champion.

Name Location Property TypeMeasures InstalledType of contact
ChrisAltonDetached, built 1914CWI, EWI, PV, Visit, Phone
Ian (architect)Four MarksDetached, built 2015, near Passivhaus standardPV, TP, MVHR, SDVisit, Phone
Helen & CharlieHolybourneListed buildingLI, PV, SG, TP. WSHPVisit, Phone
JennyAltonBuilt 2013PV, B, EVC, (ASHP v. soon)Visit, Phone
JohnAltonDetached, built 1976PV, SD, LI, DP, RPVisit, Phone
AtulBeechBungalowAAHP, PV Visit, Phone
GavinAltonDetached, built 1930, later extensionsB, PV, SD, V2HVisit, Phone
Eleanor & SamAltonDetached, built 1971B, EVC, PV, SDVisit, Phone
ClareAltonPrevious property Victorian (EWI)EWI, PV, BPhone
RichardFour MarksASHP. PVVisit, Phone
RichardFour MarksDetachedGSHP, CWI, LI, TRV, EVCVisit, Phone
Tor and SimonAltonDetached, built 1930’sB, EVC, PV (+Harvi)Visit, Phone
Gillian and RichardAltonDetached, built 1927, later extensionsASHPVisit, Phone
RayMedsteadB, EVC, PV, SDPhone
MarkAltonDetached, built 1973PV, BVisit, Phone

Key to measures installed:
ASHP – air source heat pump
AAHP – air-to-air heat pump
B – home battery
CWI – cavity wall insulation
DP – draught proofing
EVC – electric vehicle charge point
EWI – external wall insulation
LI – loft insulation
MVHR – mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
PV – photovoltaic solar panels
RP – reflective radiator panels
SD – solar diverter (to hot water tank)
SG – secondary glazing
TP – thermal solar panels
TRV – smart thermostatic radiator valves
V2H – bi-directional EV charging
WSHP – water source heat pump

If you’d like to help others and become a Green Home Champion yourself, find out more here.