Improving your home and going green
Scientific evidence has shown that climate change is a serious and urgent issue and in order to help overcome the issues under their Carbon Plan, the Coalition Government have committed to halving greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, on 1990 levels by 2020.
Research has established that more than a quarter of the UK's carbon emissions will come from the energy we use to heat, light and run our homes
What are the benefits of having an energy efficient home?
The obvious and most important answer is of course the protection of our planet and its future.
A home that is built or adapted to achieve greater energy efficiency will typically have lower running costs.
Fuel poverty is becoming ever increasingly important, rising energy prices at a higher rate than income along with the poor energy efficiency of Britain's ageing housing stock, resulted in 4.75 million households being in fuel poverty in 2010. Building and adapting more homes with lower energy consumption and running costs will help towards reducing fuel poverty.
Initiatives to help you go green
To help improve the energy efficiency of our homes and reduce carbon emission, the Government through the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have introduced a number of green improvement initiatives. A number of the initiatives allow home owners to make the improvements without having to incur huge up-front costs.
Click on the links below to find out more about some of the Green initiatives on offer: