Zone 0: Home
I was born and have lived in Newham (East London) since 1981. My wife and I moved into our current home in January 2010 a total of 27 months to date. The building is made of brick and we rent the first floor. The property and freehold are own by the landlord. Only one of the windows is south facing. I have marked out where the windows and heaters are located on the floor plan.
The lighting in the living room is by far the most used. While the primary source of heat is via central heating.
We use a regular shampoo and shower gel for showering. Along with a regular detergent for the washing machine.
I measured the average water use in my home over a week and calculated my annual water use. I have not included water use for washing dishes, drinking water and cooking. (see table on left)
Showering and flushing being the two highest water using areas.
After consulting The Energy Efficient Home: A Complete Guide by Patrick Waterfield It seems for my home adding insulation to the loft space would give me the fastest return on investment for energy saving.