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Paris Metro 'to provide under floor heating'

The high temperatures generated by the Paris Metro are intending to be used to provide under floor heating to a block of flats in the capital. Paris Habitat-OPH, which owns a building located near to Rambuteau Metro station, is planning to source the underground energy to heat pipes in its... More >

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Empire State Building 'to undergo heating insulation'

The Empire State Building is due to have a heating insulation overhaul as part of plans to upgrade its energy efficiency. Towering above New York City's skyline, the iconic structure currently has a large carbon footprint, Green Building Press reports. However, a series of new technologies... More >

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Wall insulation set to 'reduce fuel costs by 40%'

A series of homes in Wales are set to have wall insulation installed as part of plans to help reduce heating bills by 40 per cent. Tai Ceredigion housing association has been given a £550,000 grant by the assembly government to cover the cost of the renovations, the BBC reports. Chief... More >

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Wall insulation 'one of the best ways to save energy'

Under floor heating is among one of the many renovations helping to allow a village hall to be self-sufficient in generating its energy. The hall in Ingram installed a pump which extracts air from outside to warm the building from below, the Berwick Advertiser reports. Other refurbishments... More >

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Under floor heating 'can save people money'

Under floor heating produces "luxurious heat", according to one expert who has installed the device in his own home. Writing for the Staten Island Advance, Tim Carter described how the technology can save people money by only warming certain rooms that are in use. Another benefit of... More >

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Wall insulation 'easy way to stop energy leaks'

Wall insulation and well-lined ceilings are two of the easiest ways to stop energy leaking from a property, homeowners have been advised. The Wall Street Journal reports that according to the US Department of Energy, a significant proportion of energy consumption occurs in residential... More >

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Under floor heating 'is getting increasingly popular'

More and more property owners are considering under floor heating for their homes, it has been suggested. Household magazine At Home described the technology as an alternative to traditional radiators and commented on its growing prominence in the marketplace. It said: "Not only is it a very... More >

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Wall insulation reduces emissions in 20s home

A couple from South Downs in Cornwall have claimed wall insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways of improving an older home's energy efficiency. Chris and Hilary Handel have made a number of green upgrades to their 1920s residence, leading to a 62 per cent drop in its carbon dioxide... More >

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Check for dry lining insulation, homeowners advised

Homeowners have been advised to check their properties for dry lining insulation when carrying out a few household repairs. The Seattle Times reports many people are unaware that the opening to their loft is the biggest gap in insulation in their home. Therefore, they should ensure this area is... More >

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Drywall insulation 'easy way to cut energy bills'

People interested in cutting their energy bills should consider having drywall insulation installed in their properties. This is the opinion of Laurie Childree Beall, writing for Helium, who stated there are a number of low-cost options for those who want to reduce their power... More >

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Over-55s housing development features under floor heating

Under floor heating has been used in a new housing development specially designed for people over the age of 55. Leyfield Place, which is an expansion of the Leyfield Court scheme and consists of nine properties, is located in Emmer Green near Reading, the Henley Standard reports. As well as the... More >

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