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Energy and water efficiency at home EPC EPCs Energy Performance Certificate energy performance certificates

EPCs: Getting energy information off the page and into your home

• Certificates are needed – but not always understood • We explain the key points page by page • Thousands of pounds of savings possible by taking action Whether it’s to buy or rent, if a home is on the market it needs an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). For homeowners, getting one is also a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 19/10/2017 - 14:57

19/10/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Products and technology Renewable heat renewable heating Renewable Heat Incentive

Is renewable heat right for your home?

• Low-carbon heating could be option for many • Understanding different technologies is key • Insulation and current heating affect possible savings Solar electricity taking off in the UK in recent years has highlighted an appetite for generating energy at home. With warm, comfortable homes and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:12

10/10/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Renewable Heat Incentive RHI financial support

The Renewable Heat Incentive is changing

On Wednesday 20 September 2017, there were some important changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The domestic RHI is the government scheme to get more people installing green heating technologies in their homes. For those considering installing a ground-source heat pump (GSHP), air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/09/2017 - 14:39

22/09/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Scotland Home Energy Scotland Scottish Government

Climate Week 2017: Celebrating the work of our partners in Scotland

It’s Climate Week in Scotland. The awareness campaign highlights the importance of reducing emissions and adapting to the changing climate, and the Energy Saving Trust is using the opportunity to thank its partners for playing a part in a success story that’s seen thousands benefit from advice...

Submitted by IanMountford on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 10:02

18/09/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home kitchen appliances energy efficient appliances

How to get the most out of your kitchen appliances

• Simple changes can improve energy performance • We cover some of the best ways to save cash and CO 2 • If you need to change, choose the best Having a more energy efficient kitchen isn’t simply about replacing all your appliances with better-performing new ones. Such a move would be unaffordable...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 09:49

17/08/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home renewables solar PV generating electricity

Getting the most out of solar electricity

With almost 800,000 installations across the UK to date, it’s clear that there’s something attractive about solar PV . By using the sun’s energy to generate electricity , you can save money on your electricity bills, earn money from the electricity you generate and that you sell back to the grid,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/08/2017 - 16:06

09/08/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home refurbishment home improvements extensions

Turning a home extension into an energy saving opportunity

• Space and warm rooms key issues for householders • Going beyond Building Regulations can bring gains • Insulation, heating and lighting to tackle as you extend In the last three years, 16 per cent of homeowners have extended their property. It can be an attractive idea: it adds space and value,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 13:23

02/08/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Superhomes Retrofitting Sustainable homes

A decade of SuperHomes: Be inspired by eco-retrofitting

SuperHomes has been throwing open the doors of some of Britain’s most sustainable properties for ten years. This drone footage is a shining example of how a home can be retrofitted to be eco-friendly, sustainable and low carbon. Unlocking energy efficiency So what makes a home Super? First and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 31/07/2017 - 15:45

31/07/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home kitchen home appliances energy efficient appliances

Applying energy efficiency principles in your new kitchen

• Kitchen refurb may be ideal for appliance update • Consider what you actually need • Tech advances and cost decreases for 'best in class' products Are you thinking about a new kitchen? If so, it might also be the time to consider replacing some of your old appliances. Energy efficiency in home...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/07/2017 - 15:41

24/07/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage solar PV renewables

Providing clarity on energy storage

• Growing interest from companies and consumers • ​Plenty of heat and electricity storage options • New factsheets provide independent guidance Storage is becoming a hot topic in green energy – but it may be hard to know where to start in this brave new world of using what you’re generating more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:24

17/05/2017

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