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Retrofitting domestic properties for improved energy efficiency

March 13th, 2012 by Catalyst Housing

According to the Carbon Trust, buildings account for approximately 40% of the carbon emissions in the UK, around half of this coming from domestic buildings. To find solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the domestic housing stock, Catalyst Housing undertook a ground breaking eco-refurbishment of two Victorian, ‘hard-to-treat’ homes in Reading, UK. The project, endorsed […]

EU smart grid will help electricity consumers alter demand to match renewable energy production

December 3rd, 2011 by SINTEF

The EU wants electricity distribution systems that can use more solar and wind energy. The tools to hand are a smart power grid and a range of financial “carrots”. With the aid of these tools, 2,000 electricity customers on the Danish island of Bornholm are being tempted to reduce their power consumption when the wind […]