Supermarkets are perfect for testing energy efficiency. If you consider the amount of nationwide stores with multiple distribution centres and so on, there is plenty of room to save money and reduce the carbon footprint. If this giant industry could become sustainable not only would it be a huge achievement for the UK but also it would be an amazing example to other businesses. Hopefully everyone will jump on the bandwagon.
Are you one of the 40 per cent of would-be homeowners under 40 who plan on applying for the government’s controversial Help to Buy scheme in 2014? If so, you may need to check your credit report.
I am not shy about switching energy providers when I feel I am not getting a good deal so recently started the switch from Scottish power to Co-operative energy. When I say recently signed up to co-operative energy in mid December 13. Read on if you like to read about people wasting their time and pulling their hair out in utter desperation.
When you make the decision to install a renewable heating source in your home it is a good idea to write a brief for your project. In this brief you can set out your expectations and use it later as a means to measure the success of the project. This task may seem daunting and you may not know where to start. This blog gives you a guide to writing and structuring the report. This document will be very valuable throughout the course of your project and will ensure you stay on track.
Choosing insulation material for your home can be a difficult task. There are so many options and it can be difficult to select the right thing for you. You need insulation otherwise you will lose a quarter of your heat through your roof. Also, if you choose the correct insulation, it can be effective for 40 years.
The domestic element of the Renewable Heat Incentive is to be introduced in Spring 2014 and along with this comes a lot of questions from homeowners. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government initiative that is designed to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies in UK homes, communities and businesses. The government has a 2020 goal to have 12% of heat sourced from renewable energy and this incentive is the first of its kind in the world.
This blog explores the report released recently that claims there is a strong connection between an energy efficient home and increased property prices. You will learn about the main details of the report as well as how you can make simple changes to your home to increase the price tag on your property.
Double-glazing is known for helping to insulate your home and for helping you save money on your bills. It is predicted that by having double-glazing throughout your home, you could save up to £170 a year on your heating bills and significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Getting double glazing in your home can be an expensive and daunting prospect and this guide aims to explain the benefits of double glazing along with ideas on the best double glazing for you. Read on for a warmer and more comfortable home.
Water feels like a luxury we take for granted. It comes through our taps and we don’t really have to understand where it comes from and how it gets to us. We just get to use it whenever we choose and pay for it when the bill comes through. The fact of the matter is, we are actually not as rich in water as you would expect from a rainy country like England and we should be much more aware of our water use as well as the process it goes through before it reaches us. Read on to understand water distribution in the UK and how you might want to consider harvesting your own water.
Winter is here and, at this time of the year, heated flooring is a really tempting addition to make to your home. Thoughts of running into the kitchen in the morning to make a cup of tea only to be met with toasty warm tiles sounds very appealing. Similarly, when you step out of the shower onto the tiles there will be no more unpleasant, whimperingly cold surprises. Is it as good as it sounds though or is there a downside to having heated flooring? This blog looks into the pros and cons of heated flooring and decides whether it actually is as good as it sounds.
We are deep into another brisk winter and back to that familiar ‘brace’ feeling when the energy bills arrive at the end of every month. Many solutions to hefty bills and bad insulation cost a lot of money and can deter families from taking action to try and warm up their homes. There are some simple adjustments you can make to your home to help warm it up and, in return, save money on your bills.
10 cities around the world are leading in change to help climate change and this article looks at each city and the schemes they are running towards urban sustainability. What would your dream city look like? Maybe this blog will give you some ideas.
Nowadays it seems we turn to our phones for pretty much everything. We socialise, we read the news, we play games, we take pictures and now we can begin to educate ourselves further about energy saving. Below we have highlighted the top 7 energy saving apps that you can download to help you monitor your energy use, use to get tips on how to be more efficient and to track other people’s usage in a Watchdog type way… Sound fun, read on.
Christmas is around the corner and along with the price of all your lovely gifts comes the price of heating your home through the winter months. This year Brits are expected to spend a whopping £13 billion on presents at an average of £28 per gift so the last thing you need is a huge bill at the end of the month from using too much energy. This blog explores ways in which you can save on your power bills this Christmas and save money as well as the environment.