Energiesprong: Dutch-style retrofits could slash carbon emissions from 11 million UK homes


Energiesprong house retrofitting approach could slash emissions, study suggests

With £120m of backing, Dutch style retrofits could slash carbon emissions, gas demand and consumer bills, Green Alliance report argues.

More than 11 million UK homes could be suitable for a highly energy efficient, Dutch-style approach to retrofitting that could drastically slash carbon emissions, gas demand, and consumer bills, according to a new study today by Green Alliance.

The report argues that learning lessons from the Dutch government’s pioneering Energiesprong approach to retrofitting – a one-step method where ultra-efficient insulation, heat pumps and home batteries are all installed at the same time – could provide a solution for millions of fuel poor homes and make a major dent in UK emissions.

The method has been widely used to create net zero emission houses in the Netherlands, and sees rapid retrofits carried out which are then paid for through long term energy savings. Green Alliance estimates it has the potential in the UK to reduce emissions by 37 million tonnes overall, the equivalent to removing 17 million cars from the roads.  MORE

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