Low energy housing: how policy needs to change

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Feb. 9, 2017 - Feb. 9, 2017

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Times and location (somewhere in London) for this event are still to be confirmed. Save the date – 9 February 2016 – by registering your interest here.

The Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) at the University of Sussex and the Energy Saving Trust would like to invite you to a workshop focused on rethinking the policy agenda for home energy efficiency and zero carbon new build homes.

This free event will bring together experts from industry, academia, local government and campaigning organisations to identify new directions for energy efficiency policy, considering:

  • The re-emer...
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Times and location (somewhere in London) for this event are still to be confirmed. Save the date – 9 February 2016 – by registering your interest here.

The Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) at the University of Sussex and the Energy Saving Trust would like to invite you to a workshop focused on rethinking the policy agenda for home energy efficiency and zero carbon new build homes.

This free event will bring together experts from industry, academia, local government and campaigning organisations to identify new directions for energy efficiency policy, considering:

  • The re-emergence of the middle tier of government – the new combined local authority areas and directly elected mayors in major urban conurbations
  • The role of intermediaries (organisations outside of government or industry) in creating an environment for innovation and investment in low energy housing

Background

In national and local government in England, development and delivery of low energy housing policy has stalled in recent years. National government has been slow to produce a new strategy for home energy efficiency retrofit after the failure of the Green Deal and major policies have been rolled back, including Zero Carbon Homes, ECO and the Feed in Tariff. Brexit means further uncertainty around the direction of UK energy policy. In turn, local governments have lost the capacity to promote energy efficiency because of staffing and resource cuts linked to austerity.

In this context it is obvious that the progress in deep retrofit and low energy new build is increasingly happening in local or sectoral niches – rather than driven by national policy. Intermediary organisations are playing a bigger role. City region governments can provide leadership in this new policy environment and drive the agenda forward.

Structure and outcomes

The event will begin with concise presentations, particularly of new research undertaken by CIED on the transition towards a low energy stock. It will then be over to you: an invited group of experts with an interest in a progressive low energy housing policy agenda to come up with new ideas. Invitees come from industry, housing sector, intermediary organisations and government.

The work will feed into a new report produced by CIED and the Energy Saving Trust, this will initially be used in Energy Saving Trust communications around the elections for directly elected mayors happening in six city regions in 2017.

Please forward this invitation to a colleague if you feel that it would be more appropriate for them to attend.

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