Tag Archives: home energy

Scientists at work 14 The home insulation advisor – heat loss from houses

Nicola Terry hitches a ride on the Heatseekers vehicle in Cambridge as speaks with Dawn Morley.  Dawn explains how their infra red camera is able to see where a house loses its heat. They take their infra red camera on … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 13 The architect – Cambridge eco-homes

Roger Frost visits a super-insulated city home that minimises its use of energy and has a garden for insulation on the roof. He talks to architect Jeremy Ashworth about the ways that his building saves energy. Thanks to Ashworth Parkes … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 11 The building scientist – home energy use

Science Show reporter Nicola Terry asked a local environmental scientist Dr Ray Galvin to tell us about houses and heat loss. He offers a scientific look at ways to reduce our use of energy in the home. He also suggests … Continue reading

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Fracking for shale gas and purifying fracking water – 105science

Fracking was once uneconomic, but today’s energy crisis has led to new options. Just as the government has issued licences to drill in the UK, so too there have been protests in the UK. This podcast wises-up on what ‘fracking’ … Continue reading

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Reducing heat loss from houses -105science

A scientific look at ways to reduce our use of energy in the home while still staying warm! We’ll meet a building scientist and ask how does a house lose heat? On the same theme, we take an infra red … Continue reading

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Solar panel technology in Cambridge – 105science

Solar panel experts tell Chris Creese about their special panels and offer some smart ideas for using solar energy. Pete McKeown, Director of Cernunnos Homes (http://www.cernunnos-homes.co.uk/) and Hamish Watson, Director of Polysolar (http://www.polysolar.co.uk). Our new game asks you to tell … Continue reading

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An eco-home + The aims of Cambridge Carbon Footprint – 105science

Eco-homes feature: Roger Frost visits a stunning, super-insulated city home that minimises its use of energy; has a garden for insulation on the roof but without a heat pump in sight. He talks to architect Jeremy Ashworth about the ways … Continue reading

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Heat seekers infra red camera + Antarctic hydrothermal vents – 105science

Heat Seekers’ Dawn Morley explains how their infra red camera in a van is able to ‘see’ where a house loses its heat. Staff trainer Dawn spoke to Nicola Terry.  Roger Frost visits the British Antarctic Survey HQ at Madingley to … Continue reading

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A building scientist’s home + Infra red and the Mona Lisa – 105science

Building scientist David Crowther explains how a heat pump, underfloor heating and good insulation keep his Cambridge house warm. He was talking to the Science Show’s Nicola Terry. And with news of the discovery of ‘another’ Mona Lisa, Roger Frost talks … Continue reading

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How houses lose heat + Scientists who help the choice of materials – 105science

Dr Ray Galvin talks about ways that our houses lose heat. He suggests that we might look at dehumidifiers and heat pumps to reduce our energy  bill. Stuart Dye from Granta Design explains how they help engineers  choose materials to … Continue reading

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