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.

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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