Energy saving: introduction

Learn about ways to reduce the amount of energy you need, with low-energy kit and techniques. Or just by consuming less – don’t believe the hype, as they say.


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David Thorpe of One Planet Life is the author of the Earthscan Expert Guides to Sustainable Home Refurbishment and to Energy Management in Buildings. He has also written numerous ‘how to’ articles for the Superhomes website and is a former manager of the publications dept. at CAT. He believes ‘what gets measured gets saved’ but is also interested in the psychology of encouraging people to save energy, which is not always straightforward! He is available to do consultancy and run workshops on this subject.


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