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

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

16 Apr 2009 04:04:02

Greening existing British homes is a massive undertaking



Greening existing British homes is a massive undertaking
Britain must improve the energy efficiency of millions of its residential buildings that will still be occupied in 2050, it has been suggested.

According to a joint publication from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), 27 percent of UK carbon emissions currently come from domestic buildings.

That equates to twice as much annual CO2 output as is produced by commercial and public buildings and five times the amount created by industrial structures.

While the government plans for all new homes to be carbon-free by 2016, the report suggested that existing residential properties will need to be "radically refurbished" if Britain is to meet its emissions targets by the midpoint of the century.

It was published to coincide with calls from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee for the government to make retrofitting existing buildings a priority of its £535 million green stimulus package.

The University of Loughborough's Professor Kevin Lomas, who worked on the report, warned: "To complete the task in 40 years we would need to refurbish an entire city the size of Cambridge every month."

In total, the ESRC estimates that buildings account for 45 percent of the UK's energy usage; as much as the transportation and manufacturing sectors combined.

http://tinyurl.com/cs2722

ADNFCR-1235-ID-19124493-ADNFCR


Discussion Thread  

ArcArt wrote:

18 Apr 2009

The recent Ecovacuum project conducted in Brussels has suggested new targets in energy saving that cleaner manufacturers will be expected to meet.
However the Government have still failed to take an interest in a project that can save over 75 % of the power used by Vacuum Cleaners.
It is Air Recycling Technology and can make a 250 Watt cleaner work as efficiently as a 1,400. watt vacuum cleaner; this was the result of tests conducted for the Market Transformation Program.

Air Recycling Technology can save 1.5 Terawatt of electricity each year in the UK alone that is about £225,000,000. worth of electricity at 15p a unit and 650,000 Tons of CO2. Emissions Annually. Imagine the amount of power that could be saved if Air Recycling Cleaners where used World Wide.

Benjamin Edginton




Discussion Thread  

 


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community



Related Items From Everyone


  1. EcoCooling have recently completed a project for Cambridge University Mechanical Engineering...

  2. Date: Wednesday 17th MayLocation: Edinburgh capital hotel, Edinburgh, EH12 6UG Cost: FreeSeminar...

  3. Practical waste management3 day residential course, NorthamptonshireDo you need to learn about...

  4. A carbon and capture system (CCS) which could show the way for retrofitting existing fossil...

    09 Apr 2009
  5. Kensa Engineering is the UK's only manufacturer of a full range of Ground...




Go To Home

Resource Links

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

RSS



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.