In a world that is heading towards a climate crisis, it is important we all do our bit to be as sustainable as possible.
Building your own green home from scratch means you have the opportunity to make it as energy-efficient and sustainable as possible.
- Build Smaller. …
- Go Solar. …
- Cool Your Roof. …
- Harness Geothermal Power. …
- Rely on Recycling. …
- Use Sustainable Materials & Methods. …
- Work with Your Land. …
- Focus on Water.
UK Economic and Energy Concerns
The economic costs of global warming are doubling every decade and the insurance industry puts the financial cost due to climate change at hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Just one example – the total cost to the global economy of losing half the world’s coral reefs has been estimated at $140 billion.
Climate change affects the way we fuel our societies. Fossil fuel over-reliance has driven climate change, and though fossil fuels stores are dwindling, sustainable energy alternatives need to be found today. Give us a call and discover more about the future of the environment and our energy supply. See new homes being built.
There are many different ways to fund energy efficiency improvements to your homes such as improving insulation, heating or lighting. Some take the form of direct grant aid while others take the form of interest-free loans.
With the deregulation of the gas and electricity companies, it has become difficult to know how to choose which company provides the best service for you. Our guide can show you how to choose a company that suits you best. We can also give you information on electricity from clean, renewable sources, which don’t lead to pollution normally associated with other power stations.
- How much does it cost to build a green home?
Building a green home can cost from as little as £200,00 although the cost depends on a number of features such as location, size and features
- How do you develop an eco-friendly house?
Its simple to develop your own green property the easiest way to do this is by applying for property finance. This is a loan that you are given to fund your project see this lender’s site to find out your property development finance options
- What building materials are eco-friendly?
There is a whole array of eco-friendly building materials to use including:
- Recycled Steel. Utilises steel already in existence for structural use in a home
- Bamboo. Bamboo is increasing in popularity as a building material
- Sheep’s Wool
- Straw Bales
- Precast Concrete
- Plant-Based Polyurethane Rigid Foam
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