Solving the climate crisis requires a coordinated approach across industries, including construction. The built environment plays a pivotal role, as operating complexes and homes generates carbon emissions, with the latent materials contributing even more. Building more energy-efficient homes reduces pollution while rewarding homeowners with lower utility bills.
UK landlords are currently facing a myriad of challenges. It’s well documented how costly retrofitting properties to meet new energy efficiency standards can be, and with only a few years until the 2028 EPC deadline, most landlords are having to assess their finances to ensure their ratings sit at C or above to avoid fines of up to £30,000 – and there’s a lot of work to be done.
Smart technology is beginning to change all aspects of our lives. When you think how almost every single one of us have a smartphone in our pockets on a daily basis it has become second nature to control your heating at home through an app on your phone or turn the lights on or off from afar within your workplace.
With the transition to electrification continuing at pace and solar PV installations soaring, eco-smart home tech manufacturer myenergi is warning motorists that failing to fit solar-compatible EV chargers on homes that have or could have solar panels in the future is a false economy – and it could cost them around £1,000 to replace with a compatible charger in the future.
Higher energy prices and the worry that thousands of people will struggle to heat their homes this winter has led to more people trying to find ways to heat their homes for less. One of the most effective solutions to the energy crisis is creating an energy efficient home, or retrofitting your existing property to retain heat more effectively. In fact, studies suggest that across England and Wales, over £10bn could be saved in energy costs just by upgrading leaky homes to a higher standard.