Insulation cuts carbon emissions in Victorian home by 79%
Insulation in the loft and walls of a house in Bristol will cut the property’s carbon emissions by almost 80 per cent and reduce energy use by 69 per cent, according to the builders responsible for the eco-friendly renovation.
The Guardian reports private residences are responsible for 27 per cent of the dangerous gas released into the atmosphere and the ultra-green makeover of the Victorian structure could show cutting Britain’s ecological footprint is easy.
Nigel Banks, representative of refit company Keepmoat, gave a damning report to the south-west property when he inspected it last year, concluding: “No wall insulation, limited loft insulation and quite draughty.”
The existing 50mm of attic insulation was replaced by hefty 400mm rolls, while 150mm padded out spaces between interior walls and 200mm under the floorboards was installed to keep the house warm, reports the publication.
A new energy bill outlined by the government is expected to allow households to borrow money from a green investment bank, with money saved on energy bills used to pay the loan back.
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