My Great Green Deal training adventure

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  As you may know I’ve always been passionate about creating eco homes – be it new build or finding ways to make the homes we live in fit for the future. So when the opportunity came up to train and qualify as a Domestic energy Assessor and Green Deal Assessor, well i jumped at it. If you hadn’t heard …

The Green Deal – the benefits and the barriers for future eco homes.

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It’s difficult to dispute the fact that refurbishing your home by insulating, draught proofing and fitting new heating and hot water systems can certainly save on your bills, but the short-term upfront costs of products and installation seem to be putting off many householders. The government-backed Green Deal scheme, launched in January this year, could be the game changer- allowing …

Cutting Energy Use – whose responsibility is it anyway?

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As thoughts of another cold winter start to loom a new survey reveals that energy costs are high on the list when it comes to worries about household spending. But how does this desire for cheaper energy affect plans to provide greener sources of energy? A recent survey carried out by ComRes has suggested that people in the UK support …

Sustainable communities and The Big Switch

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This year, a quarter of all households in England and Wales have fallen into fuel poverty thanks to a high increase in energy bills this autumn. According to a report by Consumer Focus, there are just under 7m households in Britain living in fuel poverty, the highest figure on record. Apparently, four out of 10 people are worried they will not be …