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.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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