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Homeowners 'should look to go green' - 14/11/2011

The public need to examine ways they can go green and adopt a sustainable approach to housing and their energy usage.

This is according to managing director of Sense of Space Architects and representative for the Association of Self Build Architects Richard Addenbrook, who said sustainability is "becoming very important" in the housing market.

Homeowners can contribute by switching to green energy tariffs or taking advantage of renewable energy sources and he noted there has been a "big culture shift" in this area in recent years.

"People are now much more into trying to reduce their energy demands," Mr Addenbrook observed, adding technology that would previously been labelled as 'eco' is now "more available at general market prices".

Those who want to make their property more energy efficient do not have to spend heavily to do so as, according to television personality and environmental campaigner Philippa Forrester, grants can be acquired to pay for improvements such as insulation, while cheap purchases like draft excluders can make a noticeable difference.

Switching to a green energy tariff can slash your CO2 footprint by two tonnes and also save you £100s a year! Click here to compare green energy tariffs.

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