Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

03 Mar 2008 12:03:18

Green home improvers 'should start small'

Green home improvers 'should start small'
A Vermont-based architect has listed a number of emerging green trends for homeowners to help reduce their carbon footprint.

John Connell told the Associated Press that there are a number of basic home repairs and improvements that should be carried out before a larger-scale low-carbon initiative is undertaken.

"None of the more sexy energy-saving installations - small windmills on the roof, photovoltaic panels, solar-water collectors - make any sense until you've done your insulation, weatherstripping and other fundamentals," he pointed out.

Mr Connell explained that other simpler improvements can be undertaken - including changing regular light bulbs to more energy-efficient ones, maintaining appliances such as tumble dryers and ensuring that no heat is escaping through poorly-sealed windows and doors.

He also claimed that the top trends for low-carbon home improvements include tankless water heaters, insulation panels and geothermal heating.

Meanwhile, the Energy Saving Trust has suggested that homeowners could save up to £250 each year on their fuel bills by implementing the carbon-friendly measures suggested in an individual home energy check.ADNFCR-1235-ID-18491554-ADNFCR

Discussion Thread  


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. MarketResearchReports has announced the addition of a new research report that presents a...

    01 Mar 2016
  2. The customer brief was to heat a very large area cost effectively and as efficiently as...

  3. Printed electronics invigorates old electronicsby Peter Harrop, chairman, IDTechExMost of the...

    28 Oct 2011
  4. Calgary is known as Canada's energy capital. While historically focused away from alternative...

  5. Esurance needed to find a way to reduce travel while maintaining face to face business contact

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.