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β€œThe UK is committed to delivering its share of the EU target for 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Achieving our targets could provide £100 billion worth of investment opportunities and up to half a million jobs in the renewable energy sector by 2020.” - The Energy Saving Trust

One of the most critical factors required to maximize the energy efficiency of a roof, is to ensure that it is sealed on both the internal and external sides.

It is no longer possible or even advisable to ignore the current and potential effects of global warming, growing uncertainty of fossil fuel / potentially peaking oil supply, and spiralling energy costs, making the need for energy efficient construction even more critically apparent.

There is a lot of attention in the media at the moment on the reduction of our CO2 emmissions and the environmental impact of human activity.

Another strand running alongside this is the fact that we have reached a peak in our extraction of fossil fuels and they are now starting to decline.

This is leading to rising costs of energy and an ever increasing scrutiny on how we build to ensure we are not wasting energy. This article will explore some of these themes and outline the basics of Energy Efficient Construction.

The Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) is a framework of legislation that the government has developed to address standards in the housing sector in relation to new build homes.

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