CLG Select Committee inquiry on existing housing stock and climate change: to 26th September
Although current efforts to reduce the contribution made by people's homes to climate change have focused on new-build housing, the UK's domestic building stock is responsible for around a quarter of all carbon emissions in the UK.
The Committee is conducting the inquiry to examine the contribution which existing housing stock makes to UK carbon emissions and the means which might be used to increase the resource efficiency of existing homes. Particular topics which will be considered within this context include: the significance of existing housing compared to new build and the different levels of performance each display and the provision of information for households and prospective house buyers.
It will also address the specific challenges which may arise in relation to housing of special architectural or historical interest.
The Committee invites interested individuals and organisations to submit written memoranda addressing these topics by 26th September. Further information on this inquiry can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/clgcom or contact: David Weir, Second Clerk of the Committee, tel: 020 7219 3290, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Like many people, I am very concerned that historic windows will be removed from buildings and replaced with new in order to up the energy rating when selling, because of recommendations for a HIPS report.
Not all historic buildings are listed.