Housing releases around 27% of all carbon that we emit. By building our houses more efficiently and ensuring our older homes are brought up to higher environmental standards we can ensure healthier homes for the future that will release less CO2 and cost less to run.
Since March 2008 every home for sale has to have an Energy Performance Certificate, which shows the energy performance of the building and how much it will cost to run.
The Code for Sustainable Homes is an environmental rating for new homes in England and Wales. The best that can be achieved is six stars which will mean that the home will be zero carbon.
Landfill space is at a premium therefore we need to try to dump as little as possible. There are many ways to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill but the best is to reduce, reuse and recycle items.
Improving energy efficiency is about enhancing the quality of life for people today and for future generations. It can help to reduce fuel bills, prevent health problems related to cold and damp housing and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Find out how you can improve the energy efficiency of your building.
Find out how you can buy or install renewable energy, reduce your CO2 emissions and make some money.