Sustainability and green living has become more than a lifestyle choice and is no longer a practice purely associated with eco-warriors such as 90s folk hero ‘Swampy’. Energy efficiency, and the reduction of household waste, lies at the heart of sustainable living and here at Pilkington we have gone to great lengths to produce products that ensure the green rating of our customer’s homes.
Pilkington energiKare™ energy-efficient glass
can reduce the amount of energy lost through windows
by up to 90 per cent (when upgrading from single glazing) and can save homeowners up to £400 a year on heating bills*.
These statistics are championed by TV architect, George Clarke
, who is on board to help us raise awareness of being energy efficient
and how it increasingly affects the value and cost effectiveness of the average UK home. George provided insight into how people can improve their green credentials by passing on the following tips.
George Clarke’s Tips for Improving Energy Efficiency
- Fit double or triple glazing. Switching from single to energy-efficient double glazing, such as Pilkington energiKare™ can help to prevent 90 per cent of heat loss and save up to £400 a year in fuel bills.
- Install wall and roof insulation to prevent heat being wasted and limit energy usage.
- Review or replace your boiler. An older, G rated boiler can produce two-thirds more carbon emissions than a newer, A rated, condensing model.
- Set a limit! Fitting individual room and radiator thermostats will allow you to control heating levels, saving energy and money.
- Change the lights. Using low-energy light bulbs or fitting dimmer switches offers a more energy-efficient approach.
Supporting these tips is a video featuring George which further illustrates the simple measures that can be taken to improve energy efficiency in the home. The video unveils George’s guidelines on how to create a sustainable home, as he discusses the best ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. The video can be viewed here.
* savings based on an average-size, 3 bed detached home but actual savings depend on glazed, area, orientation, fuel type and heating appliance efficiency etc.