Domestic energy use accounts for around a third of all energy consumption in the UK which is why successive governments and the European Union have all recognised that energy saving really does begin at home.
The most recent Energy Performance of Buildings Directive set a target in 2010 of ensuring that all new buildings in Europe should be zero-energy or nearly zero-energy buildings by the 31st of December 2020. We’re now more than halfway towards that date and, with less than 5 years left this is the year to get serious about energy saving in buildings if you weren’t already.
Meeting the requirements of a ‘nearly zero-energy’ building means adopting new technologies – including solar thermal, heat pumps and underfloor heating. Kaimann have experience in insulating these systems and can help to advise on how insulation can make ‘nearly zero-energy’ buildings possible.
For more information on zero energy buildings see the following link to the zero carbon hub – a non-profit organisation that takes care of the day-to-day operational responsibility for achieving the government’s target of delivering zero carbon homes in England.