EU4Energy shares tips on building energy-efficient home

21/07/2020

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The ‘EU4Energy Governance’ project is running a campaign to increase knowledge and understanding of the project’s work, and raise awareness about the benefits of energy reforms in the six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine).

As part of this campaign, the project uses the hashtag #EnergyReforms4Citizens on social media to share easy tips that people can follow to save energy.

Here are five top tips for building an energy-efficient and money-saving home:

Tip 1: Be clever in your design from the start
Site location, building shape and orientation are a just a few of the things you need to consider carefully from the outset.

Tip 2:  Seal the building envelope
Air sealing is the most cost-effective way to reduce the need for heating and cooling. It also improves comfort and indoor air quality.

Tip 3: Insulate windows and doors
Avoid heat loss by selecting appropriate window and door products.

Tip 4: Heat water wisely
Choose an efficient water heating technology to minimise hot water use.

Tip 5: Embrace the sun
Solar power can cover all the energy needs of a home, including lighting, heating and cooling.

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