The remedy

There is no easy way to solve this problem and considerable investment will be required by central government if fuel poverty linked to substandard housing is to be eliminated. An example of a retrofit package for housing would consist of:

• improving the level of insulation in walls and roof and, where possible, floor;

• draught-proofing;

• installing Low E double glazing preferably in timber frames;

• installing/converting central heating to include a gas condensing boiler;

• installing heat recovery ventilation system.

From the architectural point of view the insulation is the main challenge. It can take three forms:

• external overcladding (enveloping);

• internal dry lining.

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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