Earth Notes: Saving The Planet @Home

Site updated 2022-01-28 14:44 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...

On Earth Notes

condensation on window double glazing inside pane and within sealed unit 1 DHD

Featured: On Condensation Management (easyread)

Learn how you can best avoid problems with condensation, damp and mould in winter. #mould #condensation #ventilation

You've tightened up unwanted ventilation. You've fixed leaky windows and doors. You've dealt with cold draughts to save energy. You may now find that you have more problems with condensation than before. That can lead to mould, and damage to your building. It can also cause health problems for people in the house. Simple actions and some tech can help.

Random: Eco Puzzler: 0-GHG Energy (edu short tech)

For those on their way to mastering engineering... How to create a 100% Greenhouse Gas Free Energy System for the UK? #ecoEngineering #renewables

grid carbon intensity

LIVE GB Grid Carbon Intensity (mobile), Live grid-tie PV generation and off-grid PV stats.

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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's my engineering mindset, but I've made a hobby out of conservation and meter watching. I've had fun out of 'tuning' life a little. The rest of my family humours me!

See a full list of articles in the site guide, but 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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