Saving energy in buildings

Saving energy in buildings

This section looks at ways of minimising carbon emissions by reducing energy consumption. Insulation and draught proofing can reduce the heat lost from  walls, windows, floors and roofs, thereby conserving  energy by improving the building’s performance.

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As well as reducing heat loss from the fabric of the building there are many other ways to reduce energy consumption in your home-for example by installing a more fuel-efficient boiler, adding better heating controls and using energy-efficient lamps.

The section also looks at small-scale renewable energy technologies, known as micro-generation . It explains how each system works and what you need to consider if you are thinking of installing  it in or on a traditional building.
 

Micro-generation is defined by Government as 'the production of heat and/or electricity on a small-scale from a low carbon source'.
 

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If you tell us where you live in England and when your house was constructed we can provide more specific information about the potential effects of climate change on your home. We can also provide you with more detailed information on how to save energy to reduce carbon emissions.

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