Business engagement in the UK domestic retrofit sector

18th Feb, 2021

Opportunities & Barriers – An Industry Perspective

The UK government is legally bound to deliver a 100% reduction in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 (Net Zero). There are approximately 28 million dwellings within the UK that account for 30% of UK total energy consumption. Almost all of the existing housing stock will require some form of retrofit in order to meet the UK Government’s Net Zero emissions target by 2050. However, adoption has been much lower than required.

This study, authored by building services graduate Ben Butt, was undertaken for his undergraduate dissertation and developed further for publication in the Building Services Engineering Research & Technology (BSERT) journal. The paper investigates the barriers preventing the large-scale adoption of domestic retrofit in the UK in order to identify avenues for increasing business engagement in the sector.

To view the article, please click here.