Earth Notes: Saving The Planet @Home

Site updated 2024-05-27 15:33 GMT.
Be a climate hero, starting with your home!

Want to do your bit at home to improve your quality of life, save money, cut down on waste and carbon pollution, and get the planet back how it used to be?

Did you know that the majority of your neighbours are undertaking energy saving actions every day? That is also one of the most powerful messages to encourage people to save.

This site is mainly about the practical steps that I have taken to make my own life (and that of my family) a little better and lower-carbon. Many of them are actions that you could take too...

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Featured: 16WW Impulse Heating Test (research)

A bit of research to understand the thermal behaviour of part of 16WW better!

How does an aerogel-insulated room (my study) behave when heated as fast as possible via the radiator with no temperature regulation and outdoors near our heating-degree-day base temperature?

Random: On Website Technicals (2022-12) (blog site tech)

Tech updates: citationID, Mastostorm, server down, mail system move, dataset archive, database cross-check, static Gallery, Xmas slump.

At 16WW over 14 days from 2024-05-06 to 2024-05-20: gas consumption was 0.7kWh/d, electricity imports were 0.9kWh/d (net -8.6kWh/d).
At 16WW over 367 days from 2023-05-19 to 2024-05-20: gas consumption was 2.8kWh/d, electricity imports were 4.1kWh/d (net -0.2kWh/d).
grid carbon intensity

LIVE LIVE GB Grid Carbon Intensity (mobile), live grid-tie PV generation and off-grid PV electrical system stats, heat battery top-up control.

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Yearly Electricity and Gas (ie heat and light) Carbon Footprint

Things That We've Done

We've crunched our carbon footprint. We've become a SuperHome. We've pondered other changes that we might make. But most of all there's been quite a lot of fun learning. Maybe it is my engineering mindset, but I have made a hobby out of conservation and meter watching. I have had fun out of 'tuning' life a little. The rest of my family humours me!

See a full list of articles under search at the top of the page, and here's some actions to start with that we took...

Things That You Can Do

Effective changes that can be made at home are based on lowering energy/resource demand...


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