Energy efficient homes

Energy saving measures

There are lots of things you can do to save energy at home including:

  • turn down your thermostat by 1 degree
  • save water by only half filling your bath or kettle
  • recycling
  • insulate your loft and cavity walls
  • upgrade your boiler
  • buy A-rated appliances
  • use energy-saving light bulbs
  • buy an insulated water tank
  • use a green tariff from your energy supplier

The Energy savings trust can provide more information about how some of these measures work.

Food and food miles

Food made in the UK will still travel hundreds of miles before you buy it.

Transport for food has a big impact on traffic, road accidents and pollution,

You can help reduce this by:

  • sharing transport to the shops with a friend
  • buy from local shops and farmers markets
  • grow food of your own
  • avoid heavily packaged goods
  • composting your waste food

 

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