Went to a bracing Science Cafe given by Doug King. His view was that when it comes to environmentally friendly buildings, the 3 most important things are insulation, insulation and insulation. Anything else is mere eco-bling, there for its appearance rather than its utility. In particular it's almost never a good idea to put wind turbines on your house or any other building. They should be situated where it's windy, and where you can build very big ones, and pipe the electricity in.

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  1. Insulation is certainly one of the most important factors, but I would of thought any product that gives ongoing savings is worthwhile, such as solar panels and ground source heat pumps? For that matter, using the best insulation you can should be a priority - if you compare the thermal conductivity or r-values you can tell what the best product is