Julia Hailes MBE

Sustainability Pioneer


Wasting heat through open doors (Nov08)

This week I had a meeting with the Carbon Trust, a government-funded organisation that helps businesses move towards a low carbon economy. They offer advice on saving energy, so I thought it was rather ironic that the doors of the large office block where I went were wide open – letting the heat out and the cold in…………………………..

This is not just a problem for office blocks – shops often have open doors to ‘welcome’ customers, my son’s school leaves doors open throughout the winter and many public buildings and hotels are over heated so people open the windows to let the heat out…………

Read more about this in my article on Telegraph online by clicking here….

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  1. When I was in hospital a couple of years back it was so hot we had to have fans to keep us cool. The month was January. I thought that they were trying to kill us.

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