Green designs

Energy efficiency

a cartoon houseOur buildings use a huge amount of energy. Most energy in our homes is used by gas heating equipment. Nearly a quarter of the electricity used in the UK is used by household appliances and lighting. Many people have appliances such as washing machines and TVs, and new services such as digital TV and broadband increase our use of energy. How can we save energy in our homes?

percentage sources of emissions from homes: lights and appliances 22, cooking 5, water heating 20, space heating 53

Source: Defra


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