It might surprise you to learn that your iron is one of the most energy-hungry appliances in your home. As well as doing less ironing, not leaving the fridge open unnecessarily is another good way to save energy, otherwise it'll have to work much harder to keep cool.
Dan Fernbank, Sustainability Team
Arranging to get your groceries delivered, rather than driving to the shops, could reduce emissions by half a percent of the total, and taking a meat-free day or more could see a 4% reduction in your carbon footprint.
Dr Eugene Mohareb, School of the Built Environment
There are evening electricity demand peaks every day of the working week, as a lot happens in every home at that time of day. This high demand requires more generation, so reducing electricity consumption in the evening is imperative. To reduce carbon emissions, try using appliances off-peak or use delay timers on dishwashers and washing machines.
Professor Jacopo Torriti, School of the Built Environment
Try using an e-bike for the daily commute and getting about more generally. Research has shown that owners of e-bikes cycle more frequently and over longer distances. E-biking is seriously addictive though – I say this from experience!
Professor Robert Van de Noort, Vice-Chancellor