When we look at our electricity bills or energy monitors the unit of energy being used to measure our consumption is the kilowatt-hour (kWh). Understanding what the kilowatt-hour is and how you go about measuring it can really help you zone in on what your big energy guzzlers are and enable you to calculate what savings different actions can achieve.
The kWh’s most obvious use is when you wish to compare your electricity consumption over time. For…
Architecture has com a long way over the past 100 years. We have seen changes in style and material use from the use of local stone in the 18th and 19th century, improved quality of brickwork and glazing in the early 1900’s, cavity brick and the hipped roof of the 1930’s, the inter and post war period which saw the introduction of pre-fabricated buildings with concrete panel walls, the estates of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Today we can see a change in…
Your Halogen Spot lamps could be holding you back!
Using low energy lighting is a sure fire way to help reduce energy
consumption especially if the bulbs being replaced are the soon to be obsolete (although possibly not soon enough) incandescent light bulbs which can use approximately five times as much electricity. The other bulb that deserves some special attention is the halogen spot lamp.
In 1956 an employee of Tsuruoka Co-op in Yamagata district northern Japan invited co-op members to her home and explained how members could use the co-operatives self-service shop to collectively order and buy daily necessities - centred on food items - at favourable prices. The idea took hold and eventually led to the…See More
Make that yummy festive food last even longer! If you do find yourself with extras, freeze the tasty leftovers as home made ready meals for the new-year, saving you time and money. At the end of this session, you will Understand Love Food Hate Waste tips and adviceUnderstand what to do with the food you can’t eat – recycling, compostingUnderstand the significance of food waste, its causes and consequencesHave an awareness of what steps food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are taking to…See More
Join us for a tasty authors talk and demonstrations on screen, to show you just how you can feed your family for £5! The book encourages other non-cooks to be confident in the kitchen and make up their own recipes. Books from author Bernadine Lawrence will be on sale for only £5!FREESee More