The future of heat
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) suggests non-domestic buildings in the UK account for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions. Meeting the UK’s 2050 carbon reduction target will require eliminating nearly all emissions from heating buildings and a substantial proportion from heating for industrial processes.
The consultation is open until: Friday 27th January 2017 and can be seen here.
The consultation considers:
- Keeping energy bills as low as possible.
- Continuing to ensure the nation has a secure and resilient system.
- Remaining at the leading edge of science, research and innovation.
- Reducing carbon emissions cost-effectively.
“We urge BSRIA members and industry alike to complete this survey. This consultation provides the opportunity for the building industry to provide the context to support development of a long term policy strategy to deliver the most effective savings.”
Early in 2016, BSRIA was commissioned by the former Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) to provide them with a better understanding of current knowledge and gaps in knowledge in relation to low-carbon heating and cooling systems in the non-domestic sector.
This work identified industry experiences, drivers and challenges associated with low-carbon technologies, the industry view on current relevant policies and standards and recommendations to support the policy making process.
It was supplemented by a jointly-hosted event by BSRIA and BEIS to discuss the standards and performance of heating systems in non-domestic buildings and what roles government and industry should take to overcome the challenges to the uptake of low-carbon technologies and measures.
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