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EIT Climate-KIC supported Accelerator Cities commits to boosting the rate of UK home retrofits

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The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has entered a major new phase of Accelerator Cities, a project which brings together some of the most ambitious local and combined authorities and other expert stakeholders to drive action to upgrade the UK’s energy-hungry housing stock.

 

With calls for a ‘green recovery’ from the COVID-19 pandemic rocketing up the agenda, the need for investment in energy efficient homes is becoming ever clearer. If the UK wants to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050, almost all of the country’s 29 million homes need to be improved, meaning 1.8 homes need to be retrofitted every minute between now and 2050.  

 

Primarily funded by EIT Climate-KIC, Accelerator Cities supports towns and cities in developing their own home retrofit programmes; helps coordinate action between them—includi (...)

 

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