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On Friday, Michael Gove visited WWF’s headquarters at the Living Planet Centre for his first keynote speech as Environment Secretary.

We heard first-hand how he intends to make post-Brexit UK ‘a setter of gold standards in protecting and growing our natural capital.’

To do this, we need to see real action on climate change.

The biggest opportunity to tackle climate change right now is to cut 23 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030, by improving home energy efficiency.

Please help the Environment Secretary and the UK government realise their ambitions. Take one minute to calculate how much YOUR home could be saving, and tell your MP.

 

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Q1. How would you describe your home?
Q2. Does your house have any of the following?
Q3. What type of wall do you have?

Hint: You can tell by the brick pattern. Houses built after the 1920s generally have cavity walls. Older houses are more likely to have solid walls.

Cavity Wall Cavity Wall
Solid Wall Solid Wall
Q4. Do your walls have insulation?
Q5. Is your house draught-proofed?

Your house is draught-proof if you’ve taken measures to block up any gaps that let cold air in and warm air out. For example, do you have draught excluders around the edges of your front and back doors? Does your letterbox have a draught excluder?

The exact  amount of energy and money that can be saved through installing insulation measures will differ from household to household. Our calculations are based on models taken from the Energy Saving Trust . These have been produced by models based on the typical types of homes commonly found across England, Scotland and Wales, with the assumption that they are heated to 21 degrees Celsius in the home’s living area and 18 degrees Celsius in other areas of the home. The model assumes that houses are heated with gas, and with an average boiler efficiency of 82 per cent.