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Greener homes

By making more efficient use of energy and reducing waste we can all help prevent climate change and save money on bills. There is much all of us can do with relatively little effort in the short-term. Of course there are longer term solutions too; installing heat pumps or solar panals, for example.

This guide looks at the main domestic microgeneration technologies and the different ways to make more efficient use of energy in the home. Many of these projects are permitted development which means they do not require planning permission providing certain limits and conditions are met. Remember to check if you need building regulations approval for any changes you plan to make.

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    Home energy generation

    Find out more about renewable energy technologies suitable for the home environment

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        Energy saving

        Information on how to make more efficient use of energy and reduce energy wastage in your home


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