G2 Action

www.g2action.org has been developed with the support of the heating, insulation, glazing and lighting industries to provide information on how to improve the Energy Efficiency of Homes.

There is a great deal of confusing and sometimes conflicting information about what should be done and what is the best thing to do? What will save the most money? And what is the pay-back?

The fact is that all homes will need to be fully insulated, have the most efficient heating and hot water systems and controls, have efficient windows and low energy lighting. It is not about why or how it is about when and that is now!

The Climate Change Act 2008 sets legally binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 with an interim target of at least 26% by 2020 against a 1990 baseline. The Act also establishes a carbon budgeting system which caps emissions over five year periods, with three budgets set at a time, to set out our trajectory to 2050. The first three carbon budgets will run from 2008-12, 2013-17 and 2018-22, and must be set by 1 June 2009. The Government must report to Parliament its policies and proposals to meet the budgets as soon as practical after that.

    In UK energy terms, the amount of gas used in our homes is about the same as the total amount of electricity produced for homes, businesses, industry and transport put together.
    84% of the energy used in an average home with a boiler is for the heating and hot water, and this accounts for about 70% of the carbon emissions.
    A recent EU study concluded that the carbon emissions from gas and oil central heating boilers were of the same magnitude as that from all road transport.
    There are approximately nine million cavity walls and 15 million lofts that require insulation. Research shows that over two-thirds of people do not realize that 50% of heat is lost through the roof and the cavity walls and a shocking 45% through solid walls alone, putting these insulation measures at the top of the agenda.
    By installing Energy Efficient Windows in a typical UK house, you could make average yearly energy bill savings of £150.49 for a single glazed house. This figure would rise to £461 if the single glazed house was electrically heated.

This website will help you understand the issues; explain the benefits of Energy Performance Certificates, where to get one and how to improve it.

G2Action is about getting you to take action to improve your home and moving from being a “G” towards being an “A

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