The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) report, ‘Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes’.
RIBA President, Alan Jones, said: “This is a timely and well-reasoned report that outlines clear measures to make our homes more energy efficient. I particularly endorse recommendations to implement a national retrofit strategy and pilot stamp duty rebates for homeowners that improve the efficiency of their homes within the first year – measures we’ve been calling for through our Greener Homes campaign. Proposals to reform EPC methodology to focus on the actual performance of buildings are also encouraging, and critical to reaching the Government’s net zero target.
“We need urgent action to address our shamefully inefficient housing stock – and this report shows how that can be achieved.”