A free seminar by Chris Jofeh, Building Retrofit leader, Arup, Cardiff
The residential sector is responsible for just under one third of the UK’s energy use and carbon emissions. Over 90% of the UK’s housing stock of 28 million home will still be standing in 2050. Reducing the energy consumption of existing homes therefore has an important role to play in meeting the UK’s 2050 decarbonisation target of an 80% reduction from the 1990 baseline.
The UK is well-placed to meet this challenge, but to date policy flip-flops have reduced the incentives of suppliers of goods and services to make the investments required, and of owners to retrofit their homes.