What is the National Retrofit Strategy?

The National Retrofit Strategy (NRS) is a policy proposal for UK government to make existing homes greener and more energy efficient. The NRS is designed to work in partnership with Government, industry, finance, and community-based bodies.

Why is the National Retrofit Strategy important?

The National Retrofit Strategy is a 20-year long term strategy that has been created to help achieve the Government’s ambitious target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

What is included in the National Retrofit Strategy?

There are 8 components which make up the National Retrofit Strategy. These are:

  1. Leadership and communications
  2. A culture of research and innovation
  3. High performance standards
  4. Finance and grants
  5. Training and accreditation
  6. Materials and equipment
  7. Creating customer demand
  8. Compliance and quality

National Retrofit Strategy key statistics

The National Retrofit Strategy has set measurable results and aims to achieve the following:

  • 500,000 new jobs across all regions.
  • Save the NHS £1.4billion in the first four years by improving the quality of homes.
  • An energy bill saving of £436 per household on average by the end of the 20-year programme.
  • Save 84.9Mt carbon emissions by 2040.
  • Increase household disposable incomes by as much as 2%.

HIES supports the National Retrofit Strategy

Faisal Hussain, HIES Chief Executive, comments:

“We fully support the ethos National Retrofit Strategy. If we want to achieve net zero by 2050 then it is imperative that we work toward greener and more energy-efficient homes. The NRS sets out a detailed, long-term plan that will help work toward our national goal of greener living.”

To read more about the NRS, please click here.

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