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THREAD: Today, our new report on #UKhousing sets out how the quality of UK homes must improve to reduce emissions and ensure they are ready for a changing climate. Read the report here:… #Homes #UKClimateAction (1/10) #climatechange
UK homes are not fit for the future. The Climate Change Act requires near-zero greenhouse gas emissions from homes by 2050 but efforts to reduce emissions have stalled. Most homes use fossil fuel heating; <500k have heat pumps or are connected to low-carbon heat networks. (2/10)
Today, 4.5m homes overheat in England, 1.8m people live in areas at significant risk of flooding and water consumption is higher than in other comparable countries. Risks are increasing due to climate change, but measures to adapt homes are not being taken up (3/10) #UKhousing
New and retrofitted #homes often fall short of stated design standards, deceiving householders. More inspection and enforcement is urgently needed: the 'performance gap' must be closed. Closing the gap could help save people living in new homes £70-£260 in bills each year (4/10)
Government must act now to address funding and skills gaps. We need a nationwide #training programme in design, build and installation of low-carbon heat, measures to improve energy and water efficiency, ventilation & property-level flood protection (5/10) #UKhousing #UKhomes
The 29 million existing #homes across the UK must be made low-carbon, low-energy and resilient to a changing climate. This is a UK #infrastructure priority and should be supported as such by HM Treasury (6/10) @hmtreasury See our new graphic… #climatechange
New #homes must be built to tight specifications to avoid expensive retrofit later. From 2025 at the latest, no new homes should be connected to gas grid. Instead, they should have low-carbon heating, ultra-high energy efficiency, ventilation & where possible timber frames (7/10)
Many new #housing developments encourage car-dependent lifestyles. Planning process should increase importance of walking, cycling, use of public transport & electric vehicles when designing location, layout, densities + accompanying infrastructure (8/10) @mhclg @transportgovuk
Property level #flood protection is 5x lower than it should be –new code of practice and certification are needed. Green space and green roofs can provide sustainable drainage. The right to connect new homes to sewage network should depend on standards being met (9/10) #UKhousing
Householders themselves can make a big difference with small changes. See our new #infographic for some ideas! Missed the report? Read the headlines here:… and the full report here:… #ukhousing #UKHomes #UKClimateAction (10/10)
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