Oxford University calls on the government to make climate changes
A report from Oxford University has called on the government to help commercial and residential buildings improve their efficiency, eaem.co.uk reports.
‘Achieving Zero’ report
The Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University has asked the government to help businesses and home-owners with the costs of providing better insulation for their buildings, be it in the form of internal insulation, fitting solar panelling or adding wall cladding.
This, the report suggests, would cut CO2 emissions (as well as fuel bills) in the private accommodation and the commercial sectors. It would also help millions of Brits suffering fuel poverty, in addition to alleviating the stress of being dependent on volatile fuel prices.
Making buildings more carbon efficient
The report – entitled ‘Achieving Zero’ – has been welcomed by activist group Greenpeace, which has agreed with the projections for future-proofing buildings and making them more carbon efficient.
Speaking to greenbuildingpress.co.uk about the report, its author Dr Brenda Boardman explained:
“Achieving Zero shows how government policy can enable us all to save energy with a strong, clear strategy to deliver high standards of energy-efficient homes, buildings and products.
“The change in perspective is substantial, as in future the value of our homes and offices will be linked to their energy efficiency. Reducing our demand for energy becomes an investment for every property owner.”