Green campaigner lectures on damage of conservatories - while in hers

People in glass houses! Green campaigner lectures GMB viewers on damage that conservatories are doing to the planetwhile sitting in her conservatory

  • Angela Terry has called for new conservatories to be banned while sitting in hers
  • The environmental scientist from Somerset said it was ‘having a no regretpolicy
  • But she seemed to exclude herself from the rules as she spoke from her own one
  • Presenter Susanna Reid pointed out the hypocrisy asking her why she keeps hers
  • Ms Terry suggested that because her house came with one already she was fine
  • A green campaigner has called for conservatories to be bannedwhile sitting in her own one.

    Angela Terry said Britons need to dump the glass houses because they ‘act like a furnacefor the rest of the home.

    The environmental scientist, 47, claimed the move was about ‘having a no regretpolicy and protecting the planet.

    But she appeared to exclude herself from the rules as she brazenly spoke from her conservatory in Wells, 공중제비.

    GMB presenter Susanna Reid pointed out the hypocrisy asking why she can have one but ‘nobody else is allowed one from now on’.

    Ms Terry suggested because her house came with one she was exempt from new legislation.








    Angela Terry said Britons need to dump the glass houses because they 'act like a furnace' for the rest of the home

    Angela Terry said Britons need to dump the glass houses because they ‘act like a furnacefor the rest of the home

    Who is environmental scientist Angela Terry?

    Angela Terry studied environmental science at Leeds University before doing a master’s at Imperial in environmental technology. After leaving education in 1995, she worked as a water quality analyst before moving to Japan to proof read for the Japanese Journal of Mechanical Engineering.

    From here she trekked to Nepal where she conducted a socio-economic impact assessment of a hydro-powered ropeway in a remote village. She returned to Somerset in 1998 and moved to Bath where she worked as a project manager for Camco Clean Energy.

    Two years later she was flying back across the world to New Zealand, where she worked as a carbon scientist for two years, before jetting back to Watford to work as a senior energy consultant for Building Research Establishment. Just over a year later she joined Energy4All as development director and Managed the development of Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative, the first wind farm in the South East of England.

    Ms Terry stayed in this post for five years, but moved to the Forestry Commission to be head of wood fuel, contributing to the Renewable Energy Strategy. 으로 2017 she started setting up her own firmsbeginning with the Climate Alliance, which tries to ‘encourage consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to a warmer world’. Just over a year later she also founded One Home, which works with the media to ighlight impacts and solutions to climate change.

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    Conservatories can overheat as they trap the sun during the country’s increasingly warm summers.

    Regulations are being brought in that could make the additions far rarer in new-build houses.

    From June, any conservatory intended as part of a new development will need to show it will not create ‘unwanted solar gain’.

    Ms Terry, whose company One Home works with the media on climate issues, told GMB: ‘It’s all about how the world is warming.

    ‘So our planet is getting hotter and hotter and hotter as global warming takes hold. What we saw in 2019 was temperatures reaching 39C.

    '에 의해 2050, which is only 30 years away, every other summer will be as hot as that summer.

    ‘So we’re looking at heatwaves and unbearable heat becoming regular. And what conservatories do is they concentrate that heat and act like a furnace for the rest of your house basically.

    ‘So they build up heat all throughout the day so it just makes staying cool in your home much much harder.

    ‘So that’s the real problem when we talk about future proofing. Because if a developer is building a house today and putting a conservatory up, you’ll assume that house will be around in 30 연령.

    ‘So it’s about having a no regret policy. So once they’re up we know people don’t want to take them down, 괜찮아… obviously I’m in my conservatory here.

    ‘When we bought the house it was here, so we’re trying to keep people safe ultimately.

    Ms Reid asked: ‘You’re saying you’re all right in your conservatory, yours is still going to standbut nobody else is allowed to have one from now on. Is that your point?’

    Ms Terry, who is followed on social media by Extinction Rebellion and has retweeted their posts in the past, hit back: ‘So this house came with a conservatory on it. The new legislation is saying not to build new ones because we know the world is getting warmer.

    ‘What you’re doing is building infrastructure and we’re doing it all round the UK that isn’t fit for purpose for when we have hotter and hotter weather.

    The environmental scientist claimed the move was about 'having a no regret' policy and protecting the planet

    The environmental scientist claimed the move was about ‘having a no regretpolicy and protecting the planet

    Is the Great British conservatory under threat?

    Climate change looks set to claim an unexpected new victim – Britain’s conservatories. They may be a sought-after addition to many middle-class homes but the sun traps can overheat in our increasingly warm summers.

    결과적으로, regulations are being brought in that could make conservatories far rarer in new-build houses. From June, any conservatory intended as part of a new development will need to show it will not create ‘unwanted solar gain’.

    The change is part of a raft of measures aimed at future-proofing homes against summers where temperatures are predicted to reach 40C (104에프). Though well above what is currently experienced in Britain, such highs would cause conservatories to become unbearably hot, often increasing the temperature uncomfortably indoors too.

    The new rules, which also aim to improve domestic ventilation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 퍼센트, will limit window sizes according to which direction they face and whether the home is likely to overheat. Conservatories that are unheated and separated from the house with exterior walls and doors may be exempt. But others will face complex and expensive modelling to show they will not become too hot in the summer – limiting the use of trendy floor-to-ceiling glass. 결과적으로, conservatories may become a premium product, unaffordable on cheaper new properties.

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    Ms Terry set up One Home in Bristol in 2018 to push ideas on tackling climate change to the media.

    The scientist, who holds a degree from Leeds and master’s from Imperial College London, has studied the sector for all her working life.

    She was pleased with how her performance was on GMB, 트윗: ‘Delighted to speak on GMB about why conservatories are SO not fit for purpose as we try & stay safe due to #globalwarming.

    '에 의해 2050 there is a heatwave expected every year! 20 per cent of homes currently overheat even in cool summers.

    But social media users mocked her comments, with some asking if April Fools Day had come early.

    Debra Prudhoe posted on Twitter: ‘So why did she buy a property with a conservatory.

    In reference to the Downing Street parties, Keith Youngs put: ‘Next she will be having a drinks party in that conservatory and telling us its a works function.

    한 여성이 게시했습니다.: ‘I’m sure there’s a conservatory manufacturer somewhere who would like to comment on this and perhaps educate her on the types of glass and blinds that actually regulate heat in the conservatory.

    그녀는 덧붙였다: ‘Oh and just close your doors into your house and use blinds or curtains indoors.

    Another said online: Honestly thought it was April fools day.

    Judy, from Richmond posted: ‘Take down your conservatory and then talk about new ones.

    One viewer commented: ‘Going to make absolutely no change to global warming. While sitting in a conservatory.

    And one man added: ‘She had the audacity to be stood in her own conservatory with the excuse that it was already there when they bought the house.

    ‘If she’s so concerned why did she buy a house with a conservator?’

    '어려운 시간이 눈앞에: ‘Best still, show how passionate she is supposed to be and pull it down.

    New legislation is being brought in from June meaning new developments have to show it will not create ‘unwanted solar gainfrom any conservatory.

    The change is part of a raft of measures aimed at future-proofing homes against summers where temperatures are predicted to reach 40C (104에프).

    Though well above what is currently experienced in Britain, such highs would cause them to become unbearably hot, often increasing the temperature uncomfortably.

    The new rules, which also aim to improve domestic ventilation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 퍼센트, will limit window sizes according to which direction they face and whether the home is likely to overheat.

    Conservatories that are unheated and separated from the house with exterior walls and doors may be exempt.

    But others will face complex and expensive modelling to show they will not become too hot in the summer – limiting the use of trendy floor-to-ceiling glass.

    결과적으로, conservatories may become a premium product, unaffordable on cheaper new properties.

    Rico Wojtulewicz, head of housing and planning policy at the National Federation of Builders, 텔레그래프에 말했다: ‘We can build heavily glazed buildings but smaller companies who do a number of different housing types on one development may avoid it, due to the potential cost of the dynamic thermal modelling on each home.