Industry backs retrofit strategy

Construction industry leaders have given their support to the government’s emissions cutting strategy.

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has given its backing to the National Retrofit Strategy.

It said the government’s plan will help make homes greener and more energy and water efficient, warmer and cheaper to run, and would cut housing emissions.

Existing homes use 35% of all the energy in the UK and are responsible for 20% of carbon dioxide emissions.

The CIC said: “The National Retrofit Strategy puts forward a plan for upgrades that are vital if we are to meet the country’s net zero targets. A national retrofit programme will aid recovery in the repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) sector, and provide opportunity for a joined-up approach to tackling climate change by all parts of the construction industry.”

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