LONDON: London homes are the least energy efficient in Britain

News Shopper: London homes are the least energy efficient in Britain according to a new survey commissioned by environmental charity Groundwork London homes are the least energy efficient in Britain according to a new survey commissioned by environmental charity Groundwork

London homes are the least energy efficient in Britain according to a new survey commissioned by environmental charity Groundwork.

The Ipsos MORI survey asked 1,009 people in Britain about energy efficiency in their homes.

It found people in London had lower levels of cavity wall insulation, draught proofing and loft insulation than any other region.

The survey also found nearly a third of Londoners without cavity wall insulation or loft insulation would be more likely to invest in them if an expert could provide some personal advice.

Chief Executive of Groundwork, Tony Hawkhead, said: “What we need is a network of experienced advisors, skilled in providing support to communities, to help them navigate the red tape and paperwork.

“The recent freezing weather mean people’s fuel bills will be on the rise, for some to unmanageable levels, so it’s more important than ever to insulate our homes and save heat and money.”

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8:25am Tue 16 Feb 10

Linja says...

A lot of Greenwich Council homes were improved by getting double glazing, rewirired and new kitchens BUT we still have the old front doors which even (as in my case have insulation round the inside it still lets in the draughts which in turn blow through the ill fitting living room door so I'm paying a huge amount in gas central heating to heat that room. The warmest part of my home is at the top of the stairs.
A lot of Greenwich Council homes were improved by getting double glazing, rewirired and new kitchens BUT we still have the old front doors which even (as in my case have insulation round the inside it still lets in the draughts which in turn blow through the ill fitting living room door so I'm paying a huge amount in gas central heating to heat that room. The warmest part of my home is at the top of the stairs. Linja
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