Home is where the heart is, but with climate change the way our homes are built and required to function is shifting. Overheating is just one example that is being discussed at length within the academic and commercial sectors. Projections for UK homes in 2050 and 2080 show significant issues around overheating and sustained overheating during longer periods than currently designed for. Here, Claire Brown argues that decarbonising the UK residential sector requires clear leadership, collaboration, and strong legislative support.
The UK government has committed to meeting internationally agreed carbon neutral targets and as natural gas (used in domestic boilers) is a major contributor to carbon emissions, a low carbon alternative such as hydrogen, used in existing equipment, is a likely replacement in the future.
Humans may need radiators, but healthy cats and dogs don’t.So here’s one easy way to slash your fuel bills…
They don’t tell you this when you get a cat – that heating it is extra.The thing is, it’s totally unnecessary: cats and dogs are designed to live outside, and vets say there is no need to leave the heating on for a healthy pet during the day, even in the dead of winter.