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Everything you ever wanted to know about #retrofitting: #home #eco #green

Everything you ever wanted to know about #retrofitting: #home #eco #green

‘Homes and buildings contribute to 25 to 30 per cent of all carbon emissions, which obviously represents a significant chunk,’ says Stella O’Keahialam MBE, programme director at the Institute for Sustainability , an independent charity that supports the delivery of sustainable places to live and work. ‘By the target date of 2050, approximately 80 per cent of all buildings will be currently existing constructions, which is why retrofitting is so important if we want to achieve this goal.’ Whether for homes, businesses, schools and universities or hospitals, carbon-proofing your building can range from full-scale renovation to making simple, low-cost changes. Here’s our A to Z guide to show you how it's done: A is for advice ‘If people don’t get good advice on what to use or install in their homes or offices, they may not benefit from the energy savings they were expecting,’...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/home/12991...

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