Thursday, 27 January 2011

'Energy House' to reveal scale of UK retrofit challenge

A unique study, involving a full-scale terraced house built inside a chamber, hopes to find ways the UK housing sector can cut its energy use.

The University of Salford project will assess how energy efficiency technology performs in a range of conditions.

Researchers say homes account for 25% of emissions, which needs to be tackled if the UK is to meet its target of cutting emissions by 80% by 2050.

The Energy House was officially opened by Climate Change Minister Greg Barker.

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