Carbon Neutral Homes

Build Your Own Earthship: the Ultimate Sustainable Home!

By |2022-01-25T16:02:56+00:00October 3, 2011|Carbon Neutral Homes|

Earthships are growing in popularity around the world and are said to be the ultimate in sustainability – but be warned, they don’t often look like your idea of a typical home! Chances are, if you asked 10 friends to describe an Earthship, they couldn’t – because the concept is [...]

The UK’s First Low Carbon Town

By |2022-01-25T16:04:20+00:00November 17, 2009|Carbon Neutral Homes|

The UK’s first low carbon town in South Wales was a mammoth undertaking and involved making around 40,000 existing homes much more energy efficient. The scheme, involving private homes, was set up in the town of Aberdare in the Cynon Valley - once at the heart of iron making and [...]

How to Have a Healthy Home

By |2022-01-25T16:04:21+00:00November 10, 2009|Carbon Neutral Homes|

According to experts, air pollution is the main cause of virtually all respiratory problems – and the pollution could be higher inside your home than outdoors. Air pollution can cause a myriad of health problems, the least serious of which include headaches, blurred vision, sore throat, dizziness and difficulty in [...]

A Guide to Healthy Housing

By |2022-01-25T16:08:05+00:00March 27, 2008|Carbon Neutral Homes|

This guide can take the form of a booklet, or instead be an online, Internet resource, which gives consumers or ordinary householders the means to make sensible, informed decisions about the factors, both environmental and otherwise, affecting them in their house and neighbourhood. The guide can help both home buyers [...]

Carbon Neutral Plans for the UK

By |2022-01-25T16:09:39+00:00April 12, 2007|Carbon Neutral Homes|

In his 2006 pre-Budget speech the Chancellor at the time, Gordon Brown mentioned his wish to see Carbon Neutral homes being built throughout the UK, and this year, Communities Minister Ruth Kelly fleshed this wish out with solid Governmental plans. These include tightening local planning and building regulations, to emphasize [...]

Calculating Your Home’s Carbon Output

By |2022-01-25T16:09:38+00:00April 12, 2007|Carbon Neutral Homes|

Media attention has shifted over the past year from encouraging us to calculate our personal carbon footprint that is how much carbon we individually use to live the lifestyle that we do annually, to now calculating the carbon footprint of our house as well, and then doing all we can [...]

Making Your Home Carbon Neutral

By |2022-01-25T16:09:40+00:00April 12, 2007|Carbon Neutral Homes|

If you have calculated your personal total carbon footprint and also that of your house, as detailed on our page ' Calculating your home's carbon output', and are shocked to see the size of your carbon footprint, then here are some practical ways to reduce the carbon output from your [...]

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