The house we live in has a huge effect on our carbon footprint. How it’s built determines how much energy you will use on heating, and where it is also has a big impact. If you live several miles away from your place of work, and especially if you are also far from public transport, your carbon footprint from travel is going to be far higher than if you were living near your workplace.
The extraordinary fact that one return transatlantic flight emits the same amount of carbon as 13 years of that family’s electricity emissions combined
The average household in the UK emits 2.7 tonnes of CO2 every year from heating their home. Switching to a highly efficient home where all of your heating needs van be provided by renewable electricity your carbon footprint will be reduced dramatically carbon footprint because of the home you’ve chosen.