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Carbon Offsetting

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A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Carbon offsets are measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) and may represent six primary categories of greenhouse gases. The categories include: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), […]

Clean Energy Utility

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Utilities that provide sustainable energy that includes renewable energy sources such as hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, geothermal energy, and tidal power. Some also provide technologies designed to improve energy efficiency. Here are some examples of Green Energy Utilities: Green Energy UK (WhatGreenHome Affiliate – we negotiated one month free for you!) Ecotricity

Climate Change

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Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by […]

Code for Sustainable Homes

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The Code for Sustainable Homes is an environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is a national standard for use in the design and construction of new homes with a view to encouraging continuous improvement in sustainable home building. Information from BREEAM Code […]