Beat the Credit Crunch - Go Green!

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How energy saving windows can help reduce your carbon foot print and lower your energy bill.   Green issues and carbon emissions in particular are becoming a growing concern to the general public.   Investing in green homes has even become a government priority. Not only will green homes contribute to reducing carbon emissions, they could also save the British economy £12.6 billion a year. Green homes could start producing large savings by the year 2020.  

The government is hoping the widespread of energy saving windows and eco-friendly wall insulation will play an important role in reaching these goals set by the UK government. That is why the British government is setting up schemes to support green insulation such as double glazing. These schemes were introduced into the UK government's 2009/2010 budget in the hope that they will create jobs in the building industry.  

Schemes to support the widespread of green insulation will also benefit individuals. Fitting energy saving windows will save households considerable amounts on their energy bill, as well as reducing their carbon emissions.  

The reason for this being that double glazing windows are made out of UPVC which is a building material that helps retain the heat within the building. This means buildings that use these green insulation materials, like double glazing, are heated more efficiently. With energy saving windows saving up to 90% of heat loss, these buildings have a lower carbon footprint than buildings that use more traditional insulation materials.   The track record for double glazing windows is as follows:  

  • Run 9 televisions for a whole year
  • Drive over 1,000 km (625 miles) in an average car
  • Make 34,000 cups of tea

    These impressive features will no doubt encourage homeowners and local authorities to fit energy saving windows. Moreover they will also be able to benefit from the government schemes to promote double glazing in a bid to cut carbon emissions by 22 percent compared to 1990 by year 2020.   These measures have also created an incentive for construction companies to stimulate the housing market by offering first time buyers new homes fitted with energy efficient insulation such as energy efficient windows. This shows that double glazing and energy efficient wall insulation will contribute to reducing carbon emissions and reducing the costs of home owner's utility bills. Double glazing is most definitely one of the best solutions to reduce the carbon footprint and beat the credit crunch.  

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This article was published on 2010/04/02