A sustainable strategy for everyone

Charming cottage or modern megaplex? There is a sustainable energy strategy for everyone

Many people think of Solar when they think of renewable energy. While we usually do install solar as part of a good sustainability strategy, there may be other options which deal with the heating and hot water systems; this is why its so important to understand exactly how energy is being used in the property.  When we carry out an initial survey we look into how the property is used and where the energy is being consumed so we can advise you of the right renewable energy solution.

With older buildings it is essential to get the basics right first. This comes down to ensuring that everything that can be done to improve insulation is addressed. We look for opportunities to insulate lofts, cavity walls and solid walls. For older properties the savings for introducing biomass boilers are extremely high, especially when compared to the costs of oil or LPG

Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps are highly efficient ways of reducing heating costs, particularly as part of the development of new buildings.

On the electricity side, there are the benefits and returns that can be achieved from solar, but we can also make a huge difference by upgrading a building?s lighting system, which can contribute up to 40% of the total electricity bill.

Wind Turbines provide a prominent environmental statement on the landscape if you?ve got the space, while all the time generating free electricity and further savings.

EnergyMyWay helps schools to gain access government subsidies, giving you an income as a reward for the installation of renewable technologies. The Renewable Heat Incentive rewards installations of Heat Pumps, Biomass and Solar Hot Water, while the Feed-in Tariff is designed to reward installations of renewable electricity such as Solar PV and Wind Turbines.

James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.