Elmhurst's message to the Committee on Climate Change
The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has long championed energy efficiency; its role is to analyse and make comment on the wider performance of government on all things related to climate change.
The CCC wants to hear your views with regards to energy efficiency in existing homes and so has asked some questions for the industry to respond to.
Elmhurst has already developed a draft response to the CCC's inquiry.
Stuart Fairlie, Technical and Operations Director at Elmhurst, states: “Some contributors will undoubtedly say we need a totally new approach for existing homes but that is not the case. We already have an internationally respected system that has produced over 20 million assessed properties, science based methodologies for the assessment of buildings and innovative ways to measure actual energy efficiency. What we need now is to bring all the parts together.”
The heart of our message to the committee is:
Stuart, goes on to say: “I have stated on many occasions that the strategic intent is set inside the Clean Growth Strategy, but we are lacking clear policy in some areas. In short, build upon the infrastructure and processes. The UK really leads the way in this space. We simply need a joined up long term commitment, not stop start policies that mean a boom and bust industry that becomes tired and frustrated. The pieces of the jigsaw exist, and Elmhurst's message is to bring them together to allow people to make informed choices about the energy efficiency of their home.
Our members have a wealth of knowledge and experience and can certainly help support the committee in pushing for better energy efficient buildings in the UK. Please feel free to respond or alternatively let us know your thoughts on our draft and we will attempt to include them in our final response.”
The committee is inviting submissions on the Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes. Responders do not have to reply to all questions, and evidence need not be limited to these questions, but they ask that the responses are not more than 3,000 words, and that shorter submissions are welcomed and encouraged.
Deadline for responses Monday 13th July 2020
For further information: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/309/energy-efficiency-of-existing-homes/
For details of how to respond: https://committees.parliament.uk/call-for-evidence/148/energy-efficiency-of-existing-homes/
Elmhust's Draft Response: https://www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk/uploads/CfE_CCC_Draft_Response.pdf
Article published: 02/07/2020