CARBON FOOTPRINT - By Keith Apps


How do we balance our requirements with our carbon footprint, which relates to Climate Change? It recognized that 16% of carbon emissions are related to our homes. It's a difficult equation to resolve.

When looking at current housing stock but certain things can help but not solve 100%. This can take the form of natural insulation to triple glazed windows.

The passive house is not a conversion. It’s built from the foundations up to accommodate new materials and encompassing a completely different design; it makes use of the daylight but not solar energy, and the total roof area becomes a collector