The Home Energy Handbook is the first practical book to cover all the key areas of home and community energy in one volume: from mapping out the great energy challenges of the 21st Century, through calculating and cutting your carbon emissions, to implementing practical energy projects in your home and community. No other book offers such a complete and dedicated guide to all the major energy-saving and renewable energy generation technologies, whilst showing how these technologies can be used to create social change. It is a powerful tool for anyone wanting to regain control of their energy future. Technologies covered include: solar PV and solar thermal, insulation, energy efficiency, biomass wood fuel, heat pumps, ventilation, passive solar heating, combined heat and power, wind- and hydro power.
Reviews for The Home Energy Handbook
The Home Energy Handbook helps communities and householders take control of their energy destiny with its fresh attitude, positive outlook and creative mix of practical information and inspiring case studies. Innovative and life-changing – Caroline Lucas, Green MEP for Brighton Pavillion
The Home Energy Handbook is 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
It’s like the Haynes Manual to energy in your home. It explains the terms and why you need to understand them, illustrates them with an easily digestible diagram, and then provides the solution to your problem. I took the book to bed with me and was so engrossed in it I didn’t put it down until 2.30am – Simon Brammer, Ashden UK Programme Manager