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Under floor heating 'to keep homeless dogs warm'

A building in Loughborough is to be transformed in the hope of becoming the world's greenest animal rescue centre.

The local branch of the Dogs Trust is planning to construct a re-homing shelter that features innovations such as under floor heating and wall insulation, Green Build reports.

By improving air tightness and ventilation, the charity aims to provide a high standard of comfort for creatures staying at its centre.

Property director Matthew Taylor descried how pooches "like a constant climate between 12 and 18 degrees C" and, as a result, "under floor heating is a good solution".

Once the building is complete, staff will be educated on how to use the available technologies effectively in order to keep energy usage to a minimum.

The Dogs Trust was founded in 1981 under the title the National Canine Defence League and each year the charity's 17 re-homing shelters care for around 16,000 animals.


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