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Everything you ever wanted to know about how to create a low carbon home: #retrofit #home #green #eco

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to create a low carbon home: #retrofit #home #green #eco

due to launch in the Autumn and public outcry at rising energy costs, retrofit is big news – and big business. The concept is simple: improve your home’s energy efficiency and you’ll save on your bills, save carbon, and enjoy a warmer home. But undertaking a retrofit project can be anything but simple. Where do you begin? And how do you make the best decisions for your home and your lifestyle? Help is at hand with our guide to getting started. ‘Making our housing stock more energy efficient is critical to meeting the UK’s carbon emissions targets,’ says Anna Laycock, Research Manager at Ecology Building Society , which provides mortgages for retrofit projects. ‘But the time, effort and cost involved means that few people will do it purely for altruistic reasons. The benefits to homeowners are clear: you pay less for your heating and your home is more comfortable and cosy t...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/home/13290...

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