How energy efficient is your home? Half of our energy is used in buildings, and half of that in homes. Green Homes Sheffield is a new network to help Sheffield homeowners make their homes more comfortable, affordable and energy efficient.

How energy efficient is your home? You could reduce heat loss by improving the insulation of your home:

  • 26% of heat lost from an uninsulated home is through the roof
  • 18% of heat lost through windows
  • 33% of heat lost through walls
  • 11% of heat lost through doors and floors

Sheffield City Council offers advice on energy saving, or find out more about fuel poverty and affordable warmth here.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 

  • IPCC report: climate change and health, editorial in the Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9924, Pages 1185 – 1189, 5 April 2014
  • IPCC report: Climate change is a health emergency, reports Fiona Godlee in the BMJ, 3 April 2014
  • IPCC report: Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind reports the Guardian, 31 March 2014

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK In 2002, the Department of Health published its first report, based on evidence provided by the UK Climate Impacts Group (UKCIP).  An updated report was published by the Department of Health in February 2008.

Health Effects of Climate Change in Europe The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) published a briefing “Climate Change and Health: Protecting the most vulnerable” in October 2007, presenting a review of scientific evidence on climate change and health in European countries, and policy recommendations.

Sheffield is My Planet Low Carbon Network linking Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) organisations in Sheffield who want to contribute to reducing carbon and tackling climate change. Created in 2009.

Solar energy “Going green with solar panels in the home” by Andrea Davis, on HomeAdvisor website which has useful information and lots of links.

Calculate your carbon footprint.

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