Retrofit failure could spark new energy crisis warns BESA
A recent survey of heads of property and facilities at 101 UK public and private sector organisations has uncovered misunderstanding of the scale of the UK’s retrofit problem.
Over a third of businesses said they believed that 39% or less of the UK’s current building stock will still be in use by 2050, whereas in reality it will be nearer to 70%, according to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Of the organisations that prioritise getting non-domestic buildings to net zero, 73% said they aim to do this by 2025 and 30% by 2023. According to the report’s authors, the immediacy of these deadlines suggest they are considering an offsetting approach, rather than focusing on reducing the energy consumption in their buildings.