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Category Archives: Environmental Issues

How to cut down on water waste in your home

Water is one of the hardest things to keep track of in your home especially if there are many people living in your home. The kids may leave the taps running whilst they clean their teeth, mum may rinse the dishes under running water after washing them and your teenage daughter may take a 40 […]

4 Energy Saving Changes All Commercial Property Owners Should Make

Energy efficiency in residential properties is a massive problem – Kevin McCloud, the famous Gran Designs host and co-founder of the Future Living retrofit firm, has been quoted as saying “There are some 26 million homes in Britain, most of them about as well insulated as a rabbit hutch, and they need immediate help to […]

Housing Energy Advisor’s Top 3 Eco Homes in the UK

Eco homes are growing in popularity with the upcoming launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive, an initiative to encourage homeowners to install renewable heat sources in their property. With rising house prices and people becoming more apprehensive about their carbon footprint, green construction is more popular than it has ever been before. This blog looks […]

Green Gas Certification Scheme; will it affect the future

You have to give associations in the UK a break when it comes to trying to create schemes to help with energy efficiency and renewable energy. There are many different schemes available to homeowners and now the UK’s Renewable Energy Association has established the Green Gas Certification Scheme, launched at the beginning of the year. […]

Were you made homeless due to flooding? options…

The UK has experienced some unbelievable weather recently and floods have ruined 6,000 homes this winter alone. It is a scary time for homeowners and even scarier for those living as a tenant in a home at risk of floods. What happens to tenants living in a home that floods? What rights do they have […]

Top 10 cities leading in urban sustainability

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.

Eco-friendly products for the home

These days, we’re all responsible for doing our bit for the environment. Whether that’s taking the bus instead of the car to work, recycling our household waste or just turning off appliances that aren’t in use, we call all make a difference to the carbon footprint.

How to Become a Paperless Household

There are several movements and initiatives for workplaces to be paperless. The idea is that it is a step above recycling paper, as you don’t even consume any paper to begin with. This idea transfers naturally to home life, and many households keen to do their part for the planet are going the extra mile […]

A Guide to Recycling Food Waste

There’s something extremely frustrating about throwing away food, simply because it’s past its use-by date. Food wastage is a major issue in developed countries, although there are a number of solutions to this growing issue.

Beat the Recession – Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg

In a recession there is no end to the ways people will find to save money. One of the most popular in recent times is one of the oldest – growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Cycling to Work – Best Thing You’ve Never Done

I admit it. I want to be Bradley Wiggins. In fact, as long as I can have the sideburns I would be happy to be any of Great Britain’s Olympic cyclists. Unfortunately, at my age it may be a little too late to change my career. However, cycling fever has still inspired me – I’ve […]

Disposing of Waste – Important in Home Improvement?

When making home improvements getting rid of the waste may not be included in the ‘after’ pictures but it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Disposing of waste is an important part of any project legally, financially and morally.

Global Warming – The Facts

We all hear about it, all know the effects it’s having on our environment, but just what is global warming and do we really know all of the facts about it? Caused by the ‘greenhouse effect’ it is having a warming effect on the world’s average temperatures; and as the greenhouse gases accumulate, the Earth […]

Would You Know How to Protect Your Home from Flooding?

With the increased weather warnings and sudden downpours, we’ve seen an increase in flooding and unpredictable weather conditions in the past few years; but do you know if your home is at risk from flooding, and would you know what steps to take to protect it? By knowing if you are in a high-risk area, […]

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