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Scaling Up Retrofit 2050

IET factfile: Scaling Up Retrofit 2050

The UK cannot build its way to a low-carbon future without upgrading the UK’s old, cold homes to meet the legal energy-saving targets set out in the 2008 Climate Change Act, according to the new ‘Scaling Up Retrofit 2050’ paper from the IET and Nottingham Trent University.

The report calls for a nationwide programme to boost the energy efficiency of existing homes through deep retrofit, stating that it’s the only way for the UK to achieve its carbon saving goals. It urges both national and local government to take the lead in encouraging and supporting the necessary changes and also identifies the current barriers that have to be overcome in order to put such a plan in place.

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