Did you know that it is estimated that around 20 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse emissions come from domestic housing? This is an alarming statistic that has not gone unnoticed by individuals, governments and businesses alike of late.
Here at Viessmann, this got us thinking about some of the most efficient eco homes that already exist in the UK and how architects, builders and energy companies could look to them for inspiration ahead of this exciting new chapter in the nation’s fight against climate change.
Whether it’s ditching plastic or going plant based, messages about protecting the environment seem to be reaching more of us than ever before. But are these messages really changing the way we live? We surveyed 1,000 UK adults to find out how green they think they are.
When we think of how technology is causing environmental damages, we often focus on physical things like using a computer or making a call, instead of its rather ‘invisible’ counterpart - the internet.
How environmentally friendly is Britain’s home cooking? Some food and drink manufacturers now provide carbon labels on their packaging that specify the carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of their products.
Inspired by food and drinks brands such as Quorn and Oatly, which provide carbon labelling on their products, we have carbon labelled some of the routine activities the average family does around the house.
From grants that provide free vouchers that can be used to make energy-saving improvements to your home to schemes that can bring significant reductions to the cost of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), there are plenty of eco-grants available for UK homeowners, landlords and motorists.
With technology continually advancing, various aspects of our lives are evolving all the time. We wondered how these technological advancements might change something as traditional as Christmas.