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Barriers to retrofitting privately owned homes: call for evidence

Overview

Privately owned housing is responsible for the largest proportion of household carbon emissions in Lewisham. Many of those homes tend to be older and would benefit from improvements and updates to their insulation and energy efficiency. Retrofitting is described as the act of fitting new systems (windows, heating, insulation, etc.) designed for high energy efficiency and low energy consumption to buildings previously built without them. This call for evidence aims to explore the principal barriers to retrofitting privately owned homes in Lewisham and consider potential options for overcoming these. It is intended for home owners with property in the London Borough of Lewisham.

Why your views matter

This home owner engagement project is part of a larger Councillor-initiated project on retrofitting housing stock in Lewisham. Privately owned housing is responsible for the largest proportion of household carbon emissions in the borough. Home owners tend to live in larger and older homes – many of which would benefit from improvements and updates to their insulation and energy efficiency. Whilst this is an area over which the Council has limited leverage, research indicates that residents are concerned about the climate emergency and that they are willing to take action to mitigate its effects. The aim of the project is to explore the principal barriers to retrofit privately owned housing in Lewisham and consider potential options for overcoming these.

Barriers to retrofitting privately owned homes: call for evidence on Citizen Space.

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Contact

Overview and Scrutiny

Civic Suite, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Email: scrutiny@lewisham.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8314 9455