Grand Challenge 3: Clean Growth

Heating and powering buildings accounts for 40% of our total energy usage in the UK. This resource collection explores how smart technologies can cut household energy bills, reduce demand for energy and reduce our carbon footprint.

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Efficiency

This video uses a comparison between an LED light and filament bulb to introduce efficiency (η). The equation, %efficiency (η) = (useful energy out/total energy in) x100 is explained and then linked to rate of energy transfer (P=E/t).

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Tesco Engineering Energy-Efficient Stores

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Career Clips: Energy Efficiency and Architecture

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Passive House

Heating accounts for over half of the energy used in homes in the UK. This Catalyst article looks at buildings designed to cut heating demand almost to zero. There are over 70,000 passive houses in Europe – just a few of them in the UK. To be described as ‘passive’, a house must meet strict criteria for energy use. In...
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