05 Dec '11, 6am

Apparently we need to retrofit one building a minute through to 2050 to meet carbon targets!

One building will have to be given a green makeover each minute from now until 2050 if the UK is to meet its emissions targets, according to new research illustrating the enormous renovation challenge facing the country. Retrofitting is of huge importance, as 45 per cent of UK emissions come from buildings and around 70 per cent of the buildings that exist today will still be standing in 2050, the report by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures and the Energy Saving Trust says. The report acknowledges that government policies such as the Green Deal, Renewable Heat Incentive, and Carbon Reduction Commitment have encouraged some businesses and households to improve with the energy efficiency of their buildings, but argues that more urgency is needed if the UK is to achieve an 80 per cent cut in emissions by 2050. "Despite the best efforts to encourage households and industry to ...

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