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Second Press Release

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Greening Campaign Press Release

 

HORSHAM’S GREATEST CHALLENGE……is almost here!

The Greening Horsham Campaign invites all residents of Horsham town to the Launch Event on Saturday 6th March 11am to 1pm, to be held in the Parkside Suite of County Hall North, North Street

(formerly Sun Alliance).

See how you can save money along with energy and our natural resources.

The Greening Horsham Campaign aims to show that collectively a town can do much to save huge amounts of carbon and into the bargain you will also save money. A Win-Win action! You will also have the satisfaction of knowing you have helped to save the future of the planet for our children and their children.

 

So note this event in your diaries and come along..

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Look out for the Challenge Card inside the next edition of Horsham District News, coming through your letterbox soon.

9 February 2010

 

 

News from the Eco Fair

Insulation and Draught-proofing

 


The illustration  above shows the Nottingham ecohome where almost everything that can be done to improve insulation and draught-proofing has been done, and lots of other energy-saving measures put in place too. But we don't need to do it all at once.

Cavity wall and loft insulation can make a big difference to the heat your home loses. Loft insulation can be done as D-I-Y (although you do need to think about any pipes in the loft, and make sure there is enough ventilation to avoid condensation problems). Cavity wall insulation is a bit more tricky and really needs a specialist to do it.

If the walls of your house don't have a cavity then they can still be insulated – and the savings will be even greater – but installing the insulation will be a bit more tricky. Solid walls can be insulated on the inside or on the outside and there are pros and cons for each approach.

Double glazing windows although expensive makes a big difference to the amount of heat that escapes from your home. Draught-proofing windows and doors, filling any gaps in the floorboards and sealing gaps in the skirting will also make a big difference. Insulating under the ground floor is a bit more complicated but also makes a difference.

There are a range of grants and other schemes available to help with insulation and draught-proofing, the Energy Saving Trust has an online database which shows what help is available in our area for different types of insulation and draught-proofing, as well as for heating and renewable energy. Visit their website at http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/ for more details

Finally, there are those somple things you can do without spending any money at all, things like closing curtains and blinds after dark help keep heat in.