Household heating is one of the main contributors of carbon emissions in the UK, accounting for 75% of our total household energy use. This theme is therefore about making sure that our homes, places of business and schools are as energy efficient as possible - either by making changes to current buildings or setting requirements for developing new buildings.
The council’s commitment to create zero carbon homes will start with designs for its pipeline of 2,500 genuinely affordable homes by 2022.
The council will ensure good quality, genuinely affordable homes that reduce running costs, carbon emissions and help reduce the threat of fuel poverty. The strategy also includes retrofitting homes across the borough to improve the energy performance of all existing housing.