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Energy efficiency is at the heart of UK Government’s energy policy

November 13th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

According to the UK’s Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy, a transformation in the way energy is used across the UK economy could help boost growth and jobs. Investing in energy efficiency could save up to 22 power stations-worth of energy by 2020. The Strategy is aimed at changing the way energy is used in sectors such […]

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 […]