Home Energy

'Sustainability means meeting our needs today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' - UIA/AIA World Congress of Architects, June 1993

Energy efficiency starts at home

Making your home more energy efficient does not only reduce your carbon emissions to the atmosphere, it will save you money as well. Heating and cooling your home accounts for an astounding 82% of household energy use in the UK.

  • The average UK home could save around 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO 2) a year by insulating, improving their heating system and using energy efficiently in their homes.

The average UK citizen currently produces 12.1 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, our target as a nation, it to reduce this to 2 tonne by 2010. An easy target, the payback dream is of energy self-sufficiency, a wind turbine for every household but increasing opposition to wind farms may make this tricky. However, there are very simple measures we can and should take that can make a huge impact.

Decent loft insulation is an attainable change and can reduce the average CO2 by 1.5 tonne and can save you up to £250 per year. If loft insulation isn't an option for you maybe cavity wall insulation, floor insulation, draught proofing or installing double glazing windows is?

For more information on how you can reduce your home energy carbon footprint, register & sign-up here to enter the Changing Habbits calculator. When you have completed the calculator you will receive recommendations targeted to your needs.

Turn it down, turn if off, draw the curtains and put on a jumper!