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Lottery cash to pay for community hall thermal insulation

Roof insulation is one of the upgrades a Northern Ireland community group is planning to buy with money from the Big Lottery Fund. Armoy LOL 1065 will also fit its hall with double-glazed windows, seal the flue, upgrade the boiler and purchase more environmentally-friendly appliances. It received... More >

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Merseyside homeowners receive free thermal insulation

Homeowners in Halton and Merseyside could benefit from cavity wall insulation, which may be installed for free. This is thanks to money provided by the European Regional Development Fund, British Gas, local authorities and housing associations, the Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News reports. Wall... More >

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Thermal insulation utilised in Bradford housing scheme

Homes with exceptional thermal insulation have been completed in Bradford. The properties, at Pavillion Gardens in Longfield Drive, are believed to be the most eco-friendly in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, with 12 of the domiciles reaching level six of the Code for Sustainable... More >

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Hertfordshire thermal insulation scheme extended

A scheme to assist homeowners in Harlow in installing cavity wall insulation and loft insulation is to be extended. Thermal insulation measures worth £334,092 have already been fitted in buildings in the town as a result of the Herts and Essex Energy Partnership (Heep) project, the Harlow... More >

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Thermal insulation 'more important than solar panels'

Homeowners should try to reduce their energy consumption by installing thermal insulation measures before they purchase any electricity generators. This is according to Chayley Collis, marketing manager at Green Building Store, who said avoiding heat loss must be "the first priority when... More >

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Norfolk councillors call for more wall insulation

Norfolk councillors have called for immediate action to increase the installation of thermal energy measures in the region's domiciles, in order to reduce the number of people suffering from fuel poverty. The Rural Community Council (RCC) discovered 61,143 households in the region spent more... More >

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Homeowners 'should install thermal insulation'

Homeowners should take advantage of government incentives and have thermal insulation measures installed. This is according to thinkinsulation.com, which said this will be necessary if the country is to reduce its carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2025, as has been legislated. It argued that... More >

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Properties 'should have the thermal insulation of new homes'

Homeowners should ensure their property reaches the energy efficiency standards of newly-built domiciles, according to the National House-Building Council. Sustainability measures - including wall insulation and double glazing - are standard in recently-constructed residential buildings and... More >

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Big business 'should benefit from Green Deal'

Cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and other ways to reduce a business' energy use should be provided to larger corporations as part of the Green Deal, a poll of enterprises has found. The npower Business Energy Index discovered 51 per cent of firms cited lack of finance as a barrier to... More >

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British Gas offers customers thermal insulation

Thermal insulation devices and other sustainability products are now available to British Gas customers. As a precursor to the government's Green Deal, this will allow homeowners to have more efficient boilers, cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and other methods to reduce power... More >

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Wall insulation 'helps people reduce fuel bills'

Dry lining insulation and heating insulation are some of the materials that could reduce the number of people in fuel poverty in the UK. This is according to energy campaigner for environmental charity Friends of the Earth Dave Timms, who said that this energy efficiency measure "would help... More >

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Wall insulation 'useful for reducing energy bills'

Thermal insulation is a good way to reduce utility bills in the face of rising gas and electricity prices, one expert has suggested. Lisa Greenfield, energy analyst for Confused.com, advised homeowners to consider these upgrades in order to reduce their outgoings. She said that the government has... More >

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Norwich tenants offered loft and wall insulation

Council house tenants in Bowthorpe, Norwich are being offered improved loft insulation and wall insulation. Alongside this will be upgrades to boilers, which may be providing the warmth required for under floor heating, the Norwich Advertiser reports. This is due to collaboration between the local... More >

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NIA: Thermal insulation is great way to save money

Thermal insulation is a great way to reduce pollution and save energy, according to the National Insulation Alliance (NIA). Responding to news that British Gas is to increase the price of electricity by 16 per cent and gas by 18 per cent, the NIA has composed a set of reasons to encourage people to... More >

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Thermal insulation 'could improve UK's economy'

Growing demand for energy efficiency measures such as cavity wall insulation and drywall insulation could help improve Britain's financial situation. This is according to secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne, who said this is the "promise of the green... More >

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Chris Huhne promotes thermal insulation

Electricity suppliers will soon be compelled to assist people in reducing their fuel bills with thermal insulation devices, secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne said in a meeting with major suppliers. Customers can save money "by taking energy efficiency measures such... More >

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Roof gardens 'provide good insulation'

As well as wall insulation and dry lining insulation, roof gardens are a good way to reduce domestic heat loss. This is according to John Williams, principal landscape architect at Eco Designs, who noted that his company has received many enquiries about "green roofs" in the last year. He... More >

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Government plans to encourage insulation

A series of trials will take place to find out the best ways of engaging the British public with carbon reduction legislation. These include a service to clear people's attics, to discover whether the hassle of doing this is discouraging take-up of loft insulation. Another proposal provides... More >

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Energy efficiency improvements 'have issues'

The Green Deal has some problems that need to be resolved, according to one expert. Richard Lupo, sustainability consultant at training provider Sustainable Homes, explained at the Greenbuild Expo that some people will benefit from this policy more than others. The legislation mandates that private... More >

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CCC: Scottish government should reduce emissions

The Scottish Government should try to meet targets for emissions reduction, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). A cut of three to five per cent every year in greenhouse gasses should be mandated in order to reduce the amount released by 60 per cent in 2030 compared with 1990 levels,... More >

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Welsh village 'most eco-friendly'

A Welsh village has won the British Gas Green Streets Community Challenge for its widespread use of thermal insulation and other energy efficiency measures. Llangattock, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, has many homes installed with loft and wall insulation, biomass boilers - which may... More >

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CCC: Lack of progress in insulating buildings

There has been a lack of progress in putting insulation in British properties, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). It recommends that ministers enforce legislation that aims to have loft and cavity wall insulation installed in all British buildings by 2015. This was prompted by the... More >

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