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« on: October 21, 2012, 04:06:40 PM »

Cookham.com has received the following on Eco-Refurbishment Costs which may be of interest

The government has a target to reduce UK carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. The Green Deal is intended to help deliver this reduction.

But are the costs of eco-refurbishment really understood? My latest article points to a study which gives us a better idea of some of the costs involved in making an older home radically more energy efficient.  

You can download it here:

http://www.superhomes.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/How_much_does_eco-refurbishment_cost.pdf

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 11:03:59 AM »

That link doesn't do much except prompt you to another part of the site that has this statment

If you are seeking an 80% CO2 reduction without reverting to wood burning you’ll probably need to install most of these measures

which infers that carbon reduction is best achieved by converting to a - newer type - wood burning system for heating.

What isn't mentioned is the main energy wastage, that of the houseowner that believes thay are tied to a particular lifestyle, turning up the central heating a notch rather than putting a cardigan on, commuting beyond a reasonable distance for their main source of income, using something other than shank's pony to drop their offspring to school and boiling a full kettle each time their TV programme flicks up an advert.
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