Pioneers of the Green Revolution : Energy Saving

How to Live well, Live sustainably in the time of COP26 and Net Zero!

Meet the pioneers of the Green Revolution, providing energy saving solutions to climate change. New technologies in home insulation, renewable energy and heat recovery are evolving with the speed and creativity of the previous industrial revolution; a period of extraordinary progress, prosperity (for some) and innovation whilst generating pollution on a grand scale.

The unfortunate legacy of the industrial revolution is the climate crisis. Our generation is now on a mission to cut emissions and lower global temperatures. With around 10 years to decarbonise, avoiding negative feedback loops, it’s time to save energy at work and in our homes.

Once in the atmosphere, greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide form a ‘blanket’ around the planet. This blanket traps the heat from the sun and causes the earth to heat up.

This effect was noticed as far back as the 1980s. In 1988, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up to provide governments with information to tackle climate change.

Sustainable business reduces carbon emissions

Sit back and relax, we’re going to introduce you to a trio of inspirational businesses that foster circular principles, drive social impact and create sustainable innovation.

Every week we’ll feature a fresh set of ‘very useful’ companies. Alongside we’ll pop in snippets about Net Zero, biodiversity, conservation, circular and sustainable development and Climate Change.

Delivering Net Zero – knowledge is power!

Starting with the Energy Saving Trust with a focus on saving energy in our homes, our communities and transportation systems. Their website is full of clear, useful videos and expert advice. Did you know 22% of the UK’s carbon emissions comes from our own homes? With gas and oil prices rising, it’s time to consider how retrofit and insulation will save money, make you warmer and shrink your carbon footprint. The Energy Saving Trust is a fantastic resource – making energy-saving make sense!

The UK plan announced by the UK Government, ahead of COP26 is for at least 68% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade – 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The UK government will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, it was announced. (Gov.UK Tuesday 20 April 2021).

  • Energy Saving Trust

    Advice on saving carbon at home and work

  • Green Building Store

    Products and support for low energy homes

  • Elite Renewables

    Renewable technology and architectural services

What is Net Zero?

The balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. We reach net zero when the amount we add is no more than the amount taken away. National Grid

Products and support for energy saving homes

The Green Building Store offers a wide range of products and services to make your home not just snug but beautiful. A highly respected specialist company with 25 years’ experience of working on low energy homes and buildings, they combine technical expertise with outstanding personal service. You can visit the Green Building Store showrooms in a former woollen mill in Huddersfield. Browse their website for ideas, we’re fans of their triple glazed windows and beautiful, robust doors. Get energy saving information about insulation materials, retrofit and passivhaus – all you need to know from their free online resources.

Renewable technology and architectural services

Elite Renewables is a fully accredited experienced provider of renewable energy solutions. They design supply and install renewable technologies for the home, business and public sector. Elite Renewables specialises in providing bespoke Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services for all types of design and development works. 

The photo above shows the ‘workings’ for a ground source heat pump. Elite work to a spectacular scale, but equally, can fit a compact air source heat pump or solar panels to your home. By coincidence Elite recently built a house just around the corner from Blue Patch HQ, it’s beautifully done.

In 2015, almost every country in the world signed a document promising to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. The aim was to limit the average global temperature to 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures. If possible, countries pledged to aim for a 1.5°C limit. UNFCCC

With these renowned energy-saving experts and services, learn how you could be responding to our pressing challenge to bring world temperatures into the ‘safe zone’ of 1.5 Centigrade. Not only will you make the world safe for the future, but you’ll end up with a warm, well insulated, comfy home too.

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Blue Patch is the sustainable directory for the UK and Ireland. In response to the climate crisis we invest 100% of our surplus income into community-owned renewable energy. Read about the projects we’ve funded.

If you run a sustainable business, why not become a Blue Patch member and help the UK reach Net Zero?