Climate change is a growing concern and one of the biggest ways we can help is to make our homes more energy efficient. 30% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from our homes and we have some of the least efficient houses in Europe. By retrofitting our homes we can lower our personal carbon emissions and get the added benefit of warm and comfortable spaces, that don’t cost the earth.
We’re on a mission to retrofit as many houses across Manchester and the North West as possible.
The UK government has announced it intends to make the UK zero carbon by 2050. This is an ambitious target, but it could go further. It also means there is a lot of work to do over the next 30 years to get there.
One of the key items in their strategy is to make all new homes zero carbon. This is actually an easy target to hit, what is more difficult is to make all EXISTING homes zero carbon. It might not be possible to make all existing homes zero carbon but we should be able to get close and when considering that 80% of the homes that exist now will still be standing in 2050, we’ve got a big job on our hands.
Luckily government and local authorities are starting to realise the job in front of us. Building regulations are changing and funding is being given to low energy projects.