The Shrinking Carbon Footprint
September 6, 2013
Concept to Completion Home Improvement Service, Refurbishment, Renovation, Extensions & Conversions, Chelmsford, Epping, Loughton, Wickford, Essex
There is increasing government pressure on businesses and companies who provide home improvement services, to consider energy efficiency and sustainability. Recent years have seen a number of regulatory developments designed to support government pledges to reduce household carbon emissions by 25%. There is also a commitment to protect poorer homes in the face of rising fuel costs. Home energy efficiency targets have been responsible for a stream of government campaigns, incentives and regulations. The Energy Saving Trust [EST] has been an active partner in these efforts to improve the environment, serving the public, keeping them informed and clarifying sometimes complicated government policies. The EST have a unique understanding of the decision making process within the DECC, BIS, CLG, DfT, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government. Energy efficiency, climate change and microgeneration are all areas in which the EST have a vast expertise.
Professionals who offer home improvements such as renovations, refurbishments, extensions and conversions are now, more than ever before required to follow strict guidelines where energy performance is concerned. There is a lot of information on government websites and the EST website pointing out standards which need to be adhered to. There are also details about the desired key features of new designs that should be incorporated, covering things like improved fabric insulation levels and enhanced airtightness. Thermal insulation and energy efficiency have become a main priority in new build and also in refurbished and improved homes.
Some companies like Multi Building Services Ltd in Essex, have a finger on the pulse awareness of these issues, and continue to implement ecologically friendly practices. This not only protects the environment and reduces the homes carbon footprint, but saves money on household fuel bills. At Multi Building Services Ltd, we offer refurbishment, extension and conversion work and renovations. We also install beautiful and functional kitchens and bathrooms, with water saving features. We are able to offer a full home improvement wrap around service.
Contact us for a quote on 01245 861 351