General and natural lighting (both homes)


The use of optimum daylight reduces the energy demand created by artificial lighting. The amount of daylight entering both properties has been maximised, by installing additional windows (see Code 4 home) and sunpipes . This reduces the likelihood that the householders will use electricity powered lighting throughout the day. Both homes are using energy saving lightbulbs throughout.

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If zerocarbon standards were adopted across the UK they would avoid emissions of 26 MtCO2 compared with continuing to build to 2006 standards. This is why it is imperative that we make sure that builders and suppliers know what is needed and how it may be achieved as they plan construction.
Source: Energy Saving Trust 2008