Posts tagged with “building”

Why Cavity Walls Are Good For Your Home

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012

Houses in the UK that were built from 1920 onwards usually had external walls that have a small gap or cavity in between them. These are called “cavity walls”. The air gap works in the in the same principle as the air gap in double glazing which made the homes more energy efficient than the old … Read More »

Using Solar Photovoltaics Panels

Monday, 9 July, 2012

Around the world, the future is bright for using renewable energy resources, especially in a fast changing ecosystem. Utilizing renewable resources can not only supply electricity with unlimited and free resources, but it also helps to create local employment. Not to mention that it is very beneficial for our planet. Local governments, electric suppliers and … Read More »

Types Of Cavity Wall Insulation And Their Advantages

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012

If the gap on your cavity wall is unfilled, most likely you’re just wasting money. Although the walls naturally insulate, it wouldn’t be as much effective without some aid. Truth is, approximately 30-40% of residential heat loss can be attributed to lack in proper insulation. This is why devoting a certain amount of your budget … Read More »

Ground Coupling Heat Pumps

Monday, 25 June, 2012

The natural flow of heat is from hot places to cold places. However, with the use of a heat pump, an equipment usually driven by an electric motor, heat can be pushed to the other direction, from cold to hot. In the same principle, air conditioners transport heat from a cool place to the hot … Read More »

Energy Efficiency Guide For Home And Commercial Builders

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

If incorporated in initial plans and home designs, builders and future homeowners can easily maximize renewable energy sources. Builders who desire a cost-effective, energy-efficient and comfortable living space should consider employing solar water heaters, photovoltaic systems, passive solar heating  and other techniques. Here are some easy benchmarks to ensure these ideas are incorporated to your … Read More »

The Benefits Of Renewable Energy For Residential Properties

Monday, 11 June, 2012

Renewable energy comes from several sources that we can’t entirely usurp such as the wind and sun.  There are many benefits you can get when you turn to renewable energy and utilize eco-friendly resources instead. It generates less pollution compared to the usual sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. As reports of fossil … Read More »

Trends In Efficient Energy For Residential And Commercial Buildings

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012

The main objective in energy efficiency is to minimize the amount of energy needed to produce products and services. Let’s say, insulating your house enables the building to utilize less cooling and heating systems to acquire the desired comfortable temperature. Installing natural skylights or fluorescent lights lessens the amount of energy necessary to obtain the … Read More »

Maximizing Earth Energy With Ground Source Heat Pumps

Monday, 4 June, 2012

The ground serves as a large storage of solar energy which can be utilized as a source of heat during winter season or serves as heat sink during hot summer days. The ground has the ability to regulate the temperature of buildings that stand on it. Also known as Geothermal heat pump, Ground source heat … Read More »

Investing in Cavity Wall Insulation

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012

Cavity Wall insulation is infused into the cavity or hollow space between inner and outer portion of the brickwork that makes up the exterior wall of the property. There are different insulating materials but they all function the same by combining the still-active air; the insulation acts as a block against heat loss. They are … Read More »

Draught-Proof Your Homes to Save Money and Energy

Monday, 28 May, 2012

Even in a well-insulated house, a current of cool or hot air can still leak in and out through cracks, gaps and exhaust fans. You can significantly save up to 25% of your energy bills when you draught-proof your house. Draught-proofing is one of the affordable and easy ways to reduce your electric bills while … Read More »