The Home Energy Handbook is CAT's definitive guide to saving and generating energy. Covering energy efficiency, insulation, passive solar, solar water heating, wood fuels, heat pumps, combined heat and power, solar PV, micro-hydro and small scale wind power, it shows you how to choose the right technology for your situation.
Bringing together all the main energy saving and renewable technologies in one book, The Home Energy Handbook helps you make the most carbon- and cost-effective decisions whilst delivering the biggest improvements to quality of life, both in your home and in your community. The Home Energy Handbook prepares you for the big energy and climate challenges of the 21st century whilst showing you how to calculate and cut your carbon emissions in the most effective way. A comprehensive handbook for energy action that gives you the practical know-how to change the way you live and the big picture vision to change the world around you.
"A hugely valuable resource for individuals, households, communities and local and national decision makers. There is a revolution afoot in terms of how we imagine energy generation. This is its manifesto."
Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement
"Produced as a handbook rater than a scientific textbook, the authors have done away with formulas and unnecessary technical jargon and explain technical concepts in easy-to-understand terms. [...] By bringing together the energy saving and renewable technologies in one place, The Home Energy Handbook helps individuals and communities make the most carbon- and cost-effective decisions whilst delivering the biggest improvements to quality of life."
Kevin Blunden, Association of Building Engineers
"It's like the Haynes Manual to energy in your home. [...] It demonstrates that with just a little imagination, lots of cooperation and the know-how, revolutionary things can be achieved."
Simon Brammer, Ashden UK Programme Manager
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"I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand and take control of their energy use, and especially to anyone who is thinking of renovating or building a house. It will give you the knowledge to plan well, make good decisions, and to know if someone is taking short cuts, or selling you a pup."
Cathy Debenham, yougen.co.uk
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2012, 204pp, 189x246mm