Retrofitting will be Vital for the UK to Achieve Net Zero
There are 29 million homes in the UK, accounting for 14% of the country’s total carbon emissions. Nine out of 10 of them will still be standing in 2050, the date the UK aims to achieve net zero. To reduce emissions, these homes will need to be retrofitted.
Energiesprong is a Dutch organisation that works to industrialise the retrofit process. Across the UK it has helped insulate old, inefficient buildings, and install renewable energy. The first UK project was led by Nottingham City Council with partners Energiesprong UK, Nottingham City Homes and Melius Homes, using European funding. They reduced carbon emissions from the homes by 80% proving innovation and collaboration can help us reach net zero.