What lessons has the housing sector learnt from retrofit programmes so far?/
Date:24 February, 2022
The UK housing sector manages five million properties and housing accounts for around 14% of greenhouse gases according to the Committee on Climate Change. The sector can make a huge difference as we work towards the target of reducing emissions by 24% by 2030.
However with one in six homes being considered uneconomical to upgrade, it can be difficult for landlords to identify what stock is suitable to retrofit and what work to do first and might appear an overwhelming challenge given that 80% of the homes that will be around in 2050 – the UK’s net zero target – have already been built, plus it is estimated that the cost of retrofitting a social housing property could be £20,00.