We have 25 million housing units in the U.K. New houses are being built at a rate of just under 200,000 per year, and the rate of demolition is about 20,000 per year. According to the Sustainable Development Commission ‘even the most pessimistic estimate is that 75% of the current housing stock will still be in use in 2050’. So although it is important to raise the standard of new homes, in terms of energy saving, far greater savings can be made by increasing the energy efficiency of existing houses.

RDE Co-ordinator Peter Draper is a board member of the STBA and they have a great set of resources that are available from the STBA website

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