Building more energy-efficient housing is blocked by lack of incentives


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The Government should provide more incentives for low-carbon technologies, such as residential heating equipment and cooling technologies, in order to drive their wide-scale adoption, a recent white paper published by the BSRIA, a specialist construction and building services organisation, argues.

The report – Achieving Carbon Targets – suggests that the UK Government should introduce greater regulation on building energy consumption and introduce fines for non-compliance.

BSRIA chief executive Julia Evans said: “Our industry will be aided through the establishment of clear policy, clear and uncomplicated legislation, and more regulation.”

She added the Government could do more to incentivise upgrades in heating equipment to reduce emissions: “The majority of UK homes still have outdated heating control equipment. There is not only a lack of education amongst home owners; there is a lack of encouragement to upgrade their systems. A quick-win would be to incentivise residential thermostat replacement.”

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