General Election retrofit pledges make headlines

General Election retrofit pledges make headlines

Home heating accounts for 17% of all UK carbon emissions, a fact not missed by competing political parties, as we head towards our first election with Climate Change high on the agenda.


Labour’s plan for retrofitting our existing housing stock includes installation of over 6m heat pumps, 5m solar thermal and 2m solar photo voltaic systems by 2030, along with major insulation measures to reduce demand by 23% at a cost to Government of £60bn. Meanwhile, the Lib Dems have pledged £15bn to retrofit 26m homes…and all eyes are on the Conservatives to see how they plan to tackle the challenge of our inefficient housing stock, which results in 3.5m households living in fuel poverty.


On 14th November 2019 Low Carbon Homes opens its doors to hundreds of delegates ready to meet the challenge of improving Manchester’s 1.2m homes. Architects, engineers, contractors, surveyors and consultants will share expertise with local landlords, policy makers and community groups to effect change.


Speaking at the event, Cllr. Suzanne Richards, Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, Manchester City Council will state: “We’re delighted to be able to host Low Carbon Homes in Manchester as we recognise the challenge of updating our existing housing stock to meet our Low Carbon targets and reduce fuel poverty. It’s an important initiative which we are proud to support.”


The event features over twenty speakers, technical workshops, training and presentations, as well as the new Heat Pump Focus area, featuring leading manufacturers.



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