Residential solar boosts house prices by £30,000+ According to recent research, residential solar panels can boost the value of your home by over£30,000. In fact it showed an average increase in value of £32,459 across the UK. Houses in London saw the biggest increase (unsurprisingly), with the value jumping by £90,000, followed byBristol (£45,142), Edinburgh (£40,095) and … Continue reading "Solar Adds Value To Properties"
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With winter upon us, many of us are realizing we’re perhaps a little more bothered by the cold than we’d like to think when belting out a certain favourite Disney song. While that may be okay when spending time outside, freezing in your own home isn’t so good. Fortunately, there are some great environmentally friendly … Continue reading "Environmentally Friendly Insulation Options That Keep Your Home Warm"
Environmental awareness has never been more important; although children have been taught about pollution in school for decades, the planet is just now beginning to experience the most drastic side-effects of plastic use, energy emissions and mass production. There are many probable solutions to combat pollution, but all of them need to be rooted in … Continue reading "Pollution Is Hurting Us: Renewable Energy Can Help Stop It"
Global warming is a hot topic in today’s world, and businesses are increasingly becoming conscious of the impact they have on the environment. Thankfully, there are many initiatives that a business can take to help reduce any negative impact. These initiatives have other bonuses as well. Go Paperless The idea of a paperless workplace started … Continue reading "What Businesses Can Do to Reduce Their Environmental Impact"
Working on oil rigs that extract fossil fuels from deep within the earth or as an infrastructure employee that delivers the oil to refiners and finally to consumers is dangerous work. Oil industry workers face serious injury, long-term illness, and disability as a result of work-related hazards. Companies are required to meet basic safety standards … Continue reading "How the Fossil Fuels Industry Harms Its Workers"
When it comes to the latest trends in the construction industry, it seems that it is all the rage to be eco-friendly. One of the main reasons for this is simply because public awareness of our environmental footprint continues to get more prevalent with each passing year. This awareness has also been bolstered by increased … Continue reading "3 Eco-Friendly Trends in Construction Equipment"
The earth receives 173,000 terawatts of sunlight energy on a continual basis. That’s 10,000 times more than the total energy we use. One hour’s worth would power the planet for a year. This is a free and renewable power source, and it’s one that can bypass the harmful effects of energy generated by fossil fuels. … Continue reading "How Do Solar Panels Work?"
Building a home requires a lot of decisions. Every situation that calls for input can be investigated to determine actions that have the least negative impact on the environment. Some of those decisions are in the areas of heat sources, insulation, and construction waste. Integrate Renewable Energy Sources Your home needs a variety of heat … Continue reading "How to Build an Environmentally-Friendly Home"
As a business, the operations in the workplace are likely a top priority. Due to the impact that companies can have on the environment, an increasing number of establishments are giving more thought to their environmental footprint. If you want to reduce your effect on the planet as a business, there are a few necessary … Continue reading "Shrink the Environmental Footprint of Your Business by Implementing These 4 Practices"
Most of the news in the media about energy concentrate on oil and gas prices. It is true that getting and talking about low-cost energy is newsworthy. However, the attention that is still paid to fossil fuels somehow overshadows the significant strides that are being made in alternative forms of energy, which derails opportunities to … Continue reading "5 Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Energy Policy in the Next Decade"
Living green is becoming a way of life for many communities. Most people already realise the importance of saving the planet and there are many ways to show mother nature that we care. Reduce Rampant consumption has been one of the key factors in the demise of our environment. According to an educational site, Sciencing.com, … Continue reading "Staying Green: How Families Can Show Mother Nature They Care"
The typical office environment can waste a substantial amount of energy, and it can generate considerable amounts of waste unnecessarily. The reality is that you and your team could make a few smart changes that could have a dramatic and beneficial impact on the environment. If you are looking for smart ways to improve your … Continue reading "6 Tips to Make Your Business More Green"
Local agriculture is a key part of both sustainable growth plans and economic development. In most cases, the environment and the economy benefit from local, sustainable growing for the same reasons. Those benefits are causing this kind of agriculture to become more popular and used more, so it is important to have a basic understanding … Continue reading "Why Local Growing Works on an Environmental and Economic Level"
A growing number of healthcare centers are shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy as energy costs continue to rise and the government tightens the regulations on carbon emissions. Renewable energy refers to energy produced from natural resources including wind, sunlight, geothermal and biomass. Hospitals use around two and one-half times the power consumed by … Continue reading "Is Renewable Energy a Realistic Option for Hospitals?"
Every prospective homeowner dreams of a house that will offer the convenience and comfort that will allow them to enjoy the homeownership journey. This is why you will want to ensure that all the systems in the home are upgraded so that they work correctly. The heating and cooling system plays a vital role in … Continue reading "4 Alternative Ways to Heat Your Home During Winter"
More Signs the Renewable Market is the Way Forward! Progress for the renewable sector is evident as coal provided just 2% of the UK’s energy demand for the first half of 2017. This figure, published by Imperial College London, is even more startling when it’s compared to the same period 5 years ago when coal … Continue reading "Coal Power Stations and Their Decline"
Renewables On The Rise Another record has been broken! Yesterday, Wednesday 7th June, saw the UK provide more than half of our electricity from renewable sources. A combination of plenty of solar and wind energy, along with some hard working hydro and biogas/biomass plants produced more electricity than coal and gas stations together. This indicates … Continue reading "Another Record Breaker – Renewables Provide Over Half of Our Electricity"
Energy Intensive Devices Technology now means that the majority of us have become dependant on devices to get us through our daily lives, but how much energy are these devices using? This will of course depend upon the age and efficiency of each device, however we’ve got some averages to help make you think about … Continue reading "Home Devices and Their Energy Consumption"
Long May this Weather Continue! This excellent spring weather is doing the world of good for the planet. While we are all enjoying the sun for BBQ’s, walks and swims, the UK’s solar panel world is breaking records for production of renewable energy. A sunny weekend in March meant that solar power produced 6 times … Continue reading "UK Beats Solar Generation Record in March"
Smart Heating – What’s it all about? With everything around us becoming more connected and intelligent everyday, it’s time to think about updating your heating system with new smart heating controls. You can now control your heating and hot water system on the move, whether at work or returning from holiday, with intelligent wireless heating … Continue reading "Smart Heating – Efficient, Convenient and Fun"