Energy efficiency of our homes
The Green Deal
We support a presumption in favour of sustainable development
being written into Planning legislation.
Deal proposals included in the Energy Bill will be the UK’s
delivery mechanism for greening our existing homes. While
there is little detail available at present, it is clear that
traditional upfront grant funding for energy efficiency
improvements will be much scarcer going forward. The new
mechanisms being introduced will be more complex and will rely on
investment being recouped over time through the resultant savings
made on reduced energy bills. Our sector-leading FutureFit
project is exploring the practical implications for social
landlords of greening their stock, and the evidence base we are
building puts us in a unique position to be able to inform and
evidence the Green Deal as it is developed.
We want to ensure that the Green Deal works suitably for social
landlords as well as the owner occupier sector, and we want to
ensure that we are able to deliver high quality energy improvements
to our homes.