Retrofit failure could spark new energy crisis warns BESA

1 Jun 2023

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. 

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