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How to... save energy without breaking the bank

How to... save energy without breaking the bank

Ruth Styles

16th May, 2012

There’s more to an energy efficient home than good insulation; everything from radiators to windows can play their part. Ruth Styles explains how to make your home a greener place to be more...
The beginners guide to… creating a low carbon home

The beginners guide to… creating a low carbon home

Ruth Styles

24th April, 2012

From reducing energy consumption to a full-scale retrofit, Ruth Styles explains how to make your low carbon dream a reality more...
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The A to Z of retrofitting

Chloe Barrow

27th March, 2012

Cutting emissions at home doesn’t just help the planet; it saves you money too. Chloe Barrow explains how to get started more...
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Eco lighting: a buyer’s guide

Gervase Poulden

25th October, 2011

As the days shorten and electricity prices rise, there’s a lot of potential savings to be made by choosing greener lighting. Gervase Poulden weighs up the options more...
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Top 10…cheap ways to green your home

Sella Oneko

29th April, 2011

Greening your home doesn’t have to bust the budget. Sella Oneko rounds up 10 inexpensive ways to make your home a more eco-friendly place more...
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Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part six – ventilation

Sue Wheat

19th November, 2010

Better insulation means more warmth but also more mould and condensation. Sue Wheat's eco retrofit continues with a look at a super-efficient ventilation system that recycles heat while stamping out damp more...
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Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part five

Sue Wheat

14th October, 2010

Research over, it's crunch time in Sue's house, as materials are delivered, builders are educated in new eco techniques and wall insulation is fitted more...
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Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part four - ecogadgets

Sue Wheat

13th August, 2010

Sue immerses herself in the addictive world of ecogadgetry, including water-powered alarm clocks and a crash course in cooking with blankets... more...

Ashden Award Winners: building self-sufficient communities across the UK

Ecologist

13th July, 2010

The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust is the 2010 UK Gold Winner of the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy. Watch and read about how they and five other finalists have made significant cuts to energy use on a community level... more...
Sue Wheat's floor

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part three - floors

Sue Wheat

1st July, 2010

Insulating the floor can be fiddly, messy and costly. Luckily, there are simple, cheap options too as Sue discovers more...
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How to green your flat on the cheap

George Wigmore

17th June, 2010

Small, inexpensive changes can add up to big savings when it comes to greening a rental property more...

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part one

Sue Wheat

29th April, 2010

One family's journey to turn a draughty, turn-of-the-century terrace into a snug paragon of eco efficiency more...

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Broken energy saving lightbulb

'Just throw it out' - Council advice on toxic lightbulbs

Ian Randall

9th March, 2010

An Ecologist investigation reveals that three quarters of London Boroughs are advising their residents to simply throw compact fluorescent lightbulbs in their general waste, despite the hazard posed by their mercury content more...
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Wrap up your home

Laura Sevier

1st March, 2010

Insulating your home will save energy and money. This simple guide will show you where to start and what material to use

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New LED lightbulb

A guide to buying next generation lightbulbs

Matilda Lee

15th January, 2010

The iconic, compact fluorescent lightbulb is dead: meet its next generation replacements that are brighter, more efficient, longer-lasting, and mercury-free more...
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Ecopads with Marcus Brigstocke

Ecologist

28th April, 2009

Comedian, writer and actor Marcus Brigstocke reveals some of the eco-renovations made to his home in true MTV Cribs style more...
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Cautious welcome to UK Government's Heat and Energy Saving legislation

News

24th March, 2009

Campaigners give cautious welcome to Government’s decarbonisation programme more...
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Six Home Energy Saving Tips

Laura Sevier

1st November, 2007

According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average UK household spends more than £870 per year on fuel and power, and produces around six tonnes of CO². £300 of this cost (and around two tonnes of CO²) could be saved by being more energy efficient. more...
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No more greenwash, groups tell Government

News

20th September, 2007

The government's own quango, the Energy Saving Trust, and centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research have accused the government of succumbing to greenwash and not making it easy for the public to understand how they can reduce CO2 emissions. more...
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Water-saving toilets

Emay Walker

1st April, 2005

A staggering 30-40 per cent of the water we use in our homes is for flushing the loo. That works out at two baths worth of water per day for the average family. Yet by taking a few simple steps or swapping your old toilet for an ‘eco-loo’, you can minimise your water usage, and save money too.
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