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How to calculate a lower carbon future

Published:  24 November, 2009

LONDON: T-ZERO, a project by some of the UK's leading organisations in the fields of energy conservation and housing, puts energy and environmental performance expertise in the hands of the householder, housing stock manager, merchant, designer or builder.

T-ZERO's free web tool can help merchants' customers identify low carbon solutions that are specifically tailored for UK house types.

It is supported by the Technology Strategy Board with a brief to develop novel ways to reduce the environmental impact from existing housing, working towards a future goal of a zero carbon built environment.

For homeowners, the interactive, web-based tool features actual costs of improvements. Pay-back, financing, technical guidance and supplier and installer details provided.

It can assist housing providers and asset managers to address the Decent Homes Standard, climate change, tenants' energy security and welfare and to develop refurbishment and disposal strategies.

Building professionals can use the tool as a one-stop shop for costs, technical guidance and suppliers and installers in your area. A rapid assessment of achievable environmental improvements is based on the clients' criteria.

Suppliers, installers and retailers can use T-ZERO to keep in touch with informed homeowners and building professionals that need their products or services.

To take a tour of the refurbishment tool, visit the website.

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