There are two main reasons for improving the energy efficiency of your home. Firstly insulating your home and reducing energy usage will make your home more comfortable to live in, and will also reduce your energy bills. The second reason is that we need to transition our lives rapidly away from fossil fuel usage in order to prevent dangerous climate change. Fortunately the two go hand in hand.
What is Climate Change?
We have a detailed post explaining climate change that you can click on and read to find out more.
One of the main drivers for Adrian in the conversion of his house on Wood Lane is Climate change, and taking all of the actions he can personally to reduce his carbon emissions.
To date there has been Zero Progress on Net Zero (which is not even our biggest problem). Neither aliens nor the government are coming to fix up your house and change your lifestyle. Spending big money adapting your home is difficult, but when do you see money losing its value? – Adrian Temple Brown
Each of us engages with climate change in a different way. As an engineer Adrian finds the following graph a way of expressing the predicament we are currently in with climate. As i’m sure most of us are aware we need to rapidly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit global mean average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C, or as close as possible.
So we understand the driving force behind Adrian wanting to improve the energy efficiency of his house. In Adrian’s case the deciding factor was operational carbon reduction to take a personal action on climate change.
In the next post having taken this decision we’ll look at the history of the construction on Adrian’s Wood Lane house and how he decided where to start.