- 13 December 2022
Over 80% of the homes we’ll be living in by 2050 have already been built, and the majority will require major upgrades to reach required energy efficiency standards.
This session will explore the constraints that make homes a challenge to decarbonise, and what can be done by social landlords to make hard-to-treat properties more efficient and affordable to run.
Currently, the UK’s 30 million homes account for more than 21% of the country’s total carbon emissions, with three-quarters of this coming from heating systems. 85% of UK homes are on the gas network, using fossil fuels and producing large quantities of carbon emissions. Retrofitting our homes to use low carbon heating systems is a major challenge which we must address to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
- Mark McArthur, ECO Support Manager, Energy Saving Trust
- Fallon Warren, Net Zero Carbon Building Surveyor/Retrofit Coordinator, Orbit Group
- Robert Prewett, Director, Prewett Bizley Architects