Polyurethane foams are the world’s sixth-most-produced plastic yet among the least recycled materials.
Existing decarbonisation measures are often unsuitable for the least efficient homes – failing to improve their performance will trap vulnerable people in fuel poverty.
Home energy efficiency improvements should not be a luxury for those who can afford it.
Members of the public devised a raft of measures to make homes greener.
Europe is facing the prospect of an acute energy crisis – how does research suggest households can reduce their energy use?
Energy modeling software provides insight into whether letting your A/C relax while you’re gone all day will save you energy – and money.
Adapt to climate change with insulated walls, window shutters and reverse-cycle heat pumps.
The technology exists, but homeowners aren’t being swayed by subsidies.
A home energy efficiency drive can shield households from mounting gas and electricity bills.
We know how to build a truly zero carbon house. So why are we not doing it, on a massive scale?
Our surroundings will be very different over the duration of a typical mortgage.
Embodied emissions in buildings could be a hidden setback for carbon reduction targets.
More ambitious plans for making the UK’s homes energy efficient could create 22,545 new full-time jobs.
Turning down your heating by just 1℃ can save around £55 a year.
The government’s failure to insulate housing stock has meant that households aren’t insulated from record energy prices.
Climate activists don’t have to be popular to achieve their goals.
Insulate Britain, a new environmental campaign group, is right to highlight the need for action on home insulation.
The ratings used to assess energy efficiency in homes throughout Europe are often inaccurate.
Victoria’s $800 million energy efficiency plan promises to lower power bills, make homes more comfortable and help meet our climate goals. It’s high time other states picked this low-hanging fruit.
As the UK heads into a recession, here are some simple - and cheap - tips to reduce utility bills and make less of an impact on the planet.