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Green houses for the future

Britain's buildings account for almost half of our energy consuption. Find out how making your home more energy efficient can help tackle climate change!

There is a global consensus now throughout the scientific community that climate change is a forbidding reality facing the world. As scientists are busy in their labs trying to better understand these changes so that we can try to address them, and the politicians are busy trying to negotiate levels of environmental responsibility that countries should all be adopting, let us not forget that tackling climate change starts at home and we can all be doing things to help.

A staggering 47% of Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of Britain’s energy consumption comes from buildings. We can help to reduce these emissions by a third, just by tackling energy efficiency in the home. But how exactly do we do that?

Some of these things are common sense, like always building south facing conservatories and adding lots of insulation to your home and that’s where the importance of government regulation comes in – persuading everyone to adopt these basic approaches.

But it is also possible to incorporate seemingly complex devices, such as solar tiles and wind veins, into your homes, and some politicians are advocating that these things sound be included as standard in all new building. Indeed, this compulsory route is needed if we are to make a real difference and especially if the UK government is to meet its targets for reducing emissions.

Join our speakers at the Glasgow Science Centre as they take a look at how you can make changes to your home now to reduce your energy consumption as well as looking at the other energy saving devices are being developed that will be incorporated into our homes in the future.


Dr Tadj Oreszczyn | talks


Date and Time:

15 February 2006 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay
G51 1EA
+44 14 14 20 5000

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain
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