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Housing and buildings

It is estimated that with further emissions from power for lighting and cooling, as well as other building related activity, this figure could rise to over a half of Herefordshire's  emissions. By 2031 the number of buildings in Herefordshire is projected to grow by 16,500 houses and an extra 55ha for offices, shops, factories. The UK's Climate Change Committee says "Near-complete elimination of GHG from buildings" is necessary to reach legally-binding UK climate action targets.

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Tips for reducing energy use at home

Energy and appliances You can save a significant amount of money and help the climate by thinking about the energy you use at home: When replacing your light bulbs or household appliances, make sure they are as energy efficient as possible Adopt…

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Make your home more energy efficient

Insulating your home is one of the best ways to make it more energy efficient. By reducing heat loss from your home you will lower the amount of energy needed to heat it to a comfortable temperature. This will not only lower your energy bills but als…

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Becky - sharing and learning from others

My name is Becky and I live on a smallholding with my family a few miles north of Hereford.  We moved here two years ago for a bit of land and some space to develop myself as an horticulturist. We sure got that in spade loads here with an ancient flo…

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