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17 Dec 20201 minute read

CLC adopts national retrofit strategy

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CLC adopts national retrofit strategy

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC), of which ECA is a key member, has backed a National Retrofit Strategy which has now been issued for consultation.

The strategy aims to help make homes greener, more energy efficient, and cheaper to run. This is in line with the UK Government's target to upgrade as many homes as possible to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of C by 2035.

Currently, UK homes use up to 35 per cent of the nation's energy supply and are responsible for 20 per cent of its CO2 emissions. The National Retrofit Strategy puts forward a plan for upgrades that are vital to meet the UK's Net Zero Carbon targets.

The strategy calls for partnership working between industry and Government according to three key deliverables:

  • creating a ‘building passport’ for every home;
  • developing of skills training modules; 
  • creating delivery programmes in trial areas to enable a grassroots approach.

Chair of the CLC's Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI) Workstream Brian Berry said, "I am delighted that the CLC has adopted this important strategy. Greening our homes satisfies a wide range of the Government’s policy priorities including ending fuel poverty, unlocking jobs, and levelling up communities across the country. 

"I look forward to working with the Government, the construction industry, and supporters of this strategy to create greener and better homes."

If you would like to comment on the strategy, please send your feedback to publicaffairs@fmb.org.uk.