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TOPIC: Where are the quick wins?

Where are the quick wins? 1 month, 3 weeks ago #1

There are 26m homes and 1.8m non-domestic buildings in the UK, responsible for over 40% of our overall energy consumption. Heating and hot water provision accounts for 85% of this. Is there too much focus on new build (e.g. zero carbon homes) when the greater impact can be achieved from retro-fitting energy efficiency measures in existing buildings?
Last Edit: 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Kauser Aslam.

Re: Where are the quick wins? 1 month, 3 weeks ago #2

The Green Deal has had a slow uptake, and while domestic RHI is yet to go live, commercial RHI has been in operation since November 2011 with modest success (over £15m paid out since launch). These are effectively tiny ripples in an enormous pond… how can industry help accelerate uptake?

Re: Where are the quick wins? 1 month ago #3

Watford Borough Council are currently consulting on Part 2 of our Local Plan which includes policies that aim to improve the sustainability of new buildings including their heat retention credentials.
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