Scots have predicted that homes of the future will have a giant battery to store energy from the sun and windows which adapt to light to keep a house hot or cold without the need for heating or air conditioning. More than two thirds of those polled said they would like a more eco-friendly home, but almost two in 10 do not know how to go about it and over two thirds think it is too expensive. Despite this, 81 per cent of Scots are interested in new technology which would make their homes greener. The poll from Smart Energy GB, also showed that owning a composting bin and energy efficient whitegoods, and having a smart meter and a water efficient showerhead installed, are just some of the small steps the nation is already taking to create a more sustainable way of living. Others anticipate a life where we can live entirely on recycled rainwater, or even having micro-turbines in homes to help generate energy.
Scotsman 29th July 2019 read more »