Monthly Archives: April 2012

  • Insulation is the key when making a property green

    Homeowners should ensure that they install insulation if they are looking to make their property green.

    The step will be especially beneficial if a new wood stove has been put in as the insulation will help to keep heat inside the property and reduce energy bills.

    Anna-Marie DeSouza, editor of Build It + Home Improvement magazine, said that DIY renovations have become a more popular choice because of the UK's stagnant housing market.

    "The marked difference is that people are staying in their homes and improving them – enlarging them or renovating them in some way to make them more modern. The associated costs of moving on are being invested instead into the homes that they've currently got," she noted.

    In terms of energy efficiency, Ms DeSouza recommended insulation.

    Packing as much of the material into a roof space as possible is advised, while cavity insulation will also help to reduce the amount of heat which escapes from a property.

  • Insulation is the key when making a property green

    Homeowners should ensure that they install insulation if they are looking to make their property green.

    The step will be especially beneficial if a new wood stove has been put in as the insulation will help to keep heat inside the property and reduce energy bills.

    Anna-Marie DeSouza, editor of Build It + Home Improvement magazine, said that DIY renovations have become a more popular choice because of the UK's stagnant housing market.

    "The marked difference is that people are staying in their homes and improving them – enlarging them or renovating them in some way to make them more modern. The associated costs of moving on are being invested instead into the homes that they've currently got," she noted.

    In terms of energy efficiency, Ms DeSouza recommended insulation.

    Packing as much of the material into a roof space as possible is advised, while cavity insulation will also help to reduce the amount of heat which escapes from a property.

  • Govt announces support for eco innovators

    The government has announced new methods of supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

    The energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey revealed that £35 million will be spent on the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, while £3 million will be used to boost heat storage innovation.

    Ahead of two days of international talks on the topic, Mr Davey said: "Part of the way that we are going to tackle climate change and get clean energy is through innovation, particularly with SMEs."

    He explained that the £35 million fund will help innovators and entrepreneurs to demonstrate ways of utilising low carbon technologies.

    Mr Davey also noted that the first wave of these systems will relate to energy efficiency in buildings, ranging from appliances such as heat pumps and ventilation systems.

    It comes after Cambridge News reported that a number of new green houses will be showcased this spring as part of the Carbon Footprint's Open Eco Homes events.

    These exhibitions will demonstrate the benefits of living in an energy efficient home.

  • Govt announces support for eco innovators

    The government has announced new methods of supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

    The energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey revealed that £35 million will be spent on the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, while £3 million will be used to boost heat storage innovation.

    Ahead of two days of international talks on the topic, Mr Davey said: "Part of the way that we are going to tackle climate change and get clean energy is through innovation, particularly with SMEs."

    He explained that the £35 million fund will help innovators and entrepreneurs to demonstrate ways of utilising low carbon technologies.

    Mr Davey also noted that the first wave of these systems will relate to energy efficiency in buildings, ranging from appliances such as heat pumps and ventilation systems.

    It comes after Cambridge News reported that a number of new green houses will be showcased this spring as part of the Carbon Footprint's Open Eco Homes events.

    These exhibitions will demonstrate the benefits of living in an energy efficient home.

  • Parents criticise school for high energy bills

    Craiglockhart Primary School Parent Council has criticised its local authority for the high energy bills seen at schools in the area.

    The group has come forward with a number of power-saving suggestions, including investment in new boilers, after working with Edinburgh University students to conduct a survey of heating expenses, reports the Scotsman.

    Gavin Corbett, a member of Craiglockhart’s parent council who is standing for the Green Party in the council elections, told the news provider: "Our analysis shows that we could save over £6000 a year on energy bills, equal to a 40 per cent reduction in our school alone – that is money saved for materials and other priorities."

    Mr Corbett went on to say that there is currently "little happening" to make savings on heating at the school.

    While Mr Corbett and other council members have expressed displeasure at the establishment's efforts to conserve cash, the Shropshire Star has reported that rural schools in Shropshire will soon run on boilers that are fuelled on pellets in order to benefit from cheaper heating.

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