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The future of eco-technology: An interview with Damian Tow

Eco Technology Show Director, Damian Tow, reveals his plans for this years show, while emphasising the importance of behaviour change to help adopt new technologies to ensure the success of sustainable options for the future. How will this years Eco Technology show be different? We have a Big...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 23/06/2014 - 08:45

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How your toilet can generate electricity

The At Home with Water report revealed that we flush enough water to fill 300,000 olympic-sized swimming pools down the toilet in the UK every year – the second biggest use of water in the home after taking a shower. There are ways you can mitigate this by changing behaviour and by using water...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/06/2014 - 08:45

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Are smart homes a clever move?

Lloyd Alter in the Guardian the other day made a plea for dumb homes and dumb cities, riling against the recent rash of smart everything. I came across this via a tweet from Nick Grant (@ecominimalnick) saying that “in a Passivhaus a smart thermostat would be bored silly :)” Yes, but… but… it’s not...

Submitted by Steven Harris on Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:45

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Leeds to lead in energy retrofit

The Government recently announced £88million funding to be shared between 24 councils under the Green Deal Communities scheme, which aims to fuel a street-by-street approach to energy efficiency across the country, from Peterborough to Plymouth, London to Leeds. It’s great news for all the local...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/06/2014 - 08:45

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Energy Performance Certificates: Moving up the housing ladder

The Government ruled not so long ago that Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) info must be made available to potential to buyers or tenants. This is not just in estate agent windows, but in media adverts too – where a home’s A-G rating will do if there’s no space for the whole colour-coded scale...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/05/2014 - 08:45

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Scotland cracks on in tackling home energy

Over 58,000 homes in Scotland upgraded their boiler or got insulated under the ECO scheme last year – a higher rate per 1,000 homes than England. While this will no doubt cheer green Scottish nationalists, a caveat is that ECO got a little help from the Scottish Government’s own fuel poverty...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/05/2014 - 08:45

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Water treatment key to making your home more energy efficient

Global Marketing Director at Fernox, Francine Wickham, explores the importance of chemical water treatment to help make our homes more energy efficient. Tough economic times combined with the increasing cost of living has had one positive consequence, which is that the issue of how homes use energy...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Wed, 07/05/2014 - 08:45

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Top tech versus top tips in the home

The collision of smarter homes and smarter phones is bound to throw up some interesting developments. One that has piqued wide interest is the launch of a new thermostat which its makers claim learns your heating behaviours with the potential to cut nearly a third from your heating bill. It is...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 06/05/2014 - 08:45

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How to boost a nation’s energy capacity

In the last few decades, there have been many ambassadors for energy efficiency, including ourselves. But it’s fair to say that there hasn’t been an entire nation emblematic of the impact of widespread energy efficiency measures – until now. Japan has managed to replace half of its nuclear capacity...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 25/04/2014 - 08:45

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Living the self-build dream

H ighlighting the importance of planning ahead to help ensure success, Julian Roberts continues to chart his progress as he builds his own eco home. I’m not shy of admitting that when it comes to doing practical things, I’m bottom of the class. If the truth be told, I’m not building my own house at...

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