Chal­lenge to meet car­bon cut tar­gets

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

EV­ERY do­mes­tic and com­mer­cial build­ing in the UK will need a tai­lored low car­bon en­ergy makeover to meet car­bon re­duc­tion tar­gets of 80 per cent by 2050, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by The Cen­tre for Low Car­bon Fu­tures and the En­ergy Sav­ing Trust.

Given the num­ber of build­ings, this will mean im­prov­ing one ev­ery minute and mak­ing sure the im­prove­ments are done right first time. Build­ings are re­spon­si­ble for 45 per cent of emis­sions.

Fraser Winterbottom, EST’S chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, says: “The UK has some of the old­est, leaki­est hous­ing in Europe, and nat­u­rally, this makes the whole­sale retro­fit we ur­gently need a con­sid­er­able chal­lenge.”

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