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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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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage renewables solar PV

Is home energy storage right for me?

• More renewables installers offering storage • ​Options available to store heat and electricity • Important to weigh up the costs with the benefits PUBLISHED: 24 MAY 2016 UPDATED: 17 MAY 2017 For years, energy storage has been seen as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:45

17/05/2017

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

EPCs: How to capitalise on open source home energy data

• Energy Performance Certificate stats released • Chance to target energy efficiency measures • Four key data challenges to overcome More data on the UK’s homes has been made freely available than ever before, after the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released all its energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 14:19

11/05/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home cavity wall insulation cavity walls insulation wall insulation

Tackling poor practice in wall insulation

• Concerns over cavity wall insulation • Better consumer protection needed • CWI can work well, if appropriately installed Since 1996, 6million homes in the UK have had cavity walls insulated – but there are growing concerns that cavity wall insulation can cause problems. Yesterday, Welsh MP Hywel...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:01

20/04/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home home appliances field trials Topten UK

Freezers prove electricity offenders in new trial

It's not just Energy Saving Trust that carry out technology field trials – and the Government has just finished an interesting one of its own, looking at 'over-consuming' appliances . This means appliances where their compressor is running for more than 90 per cent of the time – more than they are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 17/03/2017 - 16:24

17/03/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Warmworks Scotland Scottish Government Scotland fuel poverty Scotland

Warmworks is working well for Scotland

• Scheme for fuel poor hits 5K-customer milestone • Boost for jobs and skills in Scotland • Balancing efficiency and support key Warmworks Scotland has just assisted its 5,000th customer—a key milestone in its delivery of the Scottish Government’s Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme . The partnership...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/03/2017 - 16:25

13/03/2017

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