Recently the UK government launched its plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. It aims to build back better, support green jobs, and accelerate the UK’s path to net zero. £12 billion will be invested and could create and support up to 250,000 green jobs. The plan features ten different points including ‘greener buildings’.
At the heart of the recovery is a focus on making homes and buildings more energy efficient. The Future Homes Standard supports the transition by introducing new standards for energy performance with a move to low carbon sources of heating.
Government have committed to installing 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028. It is suggested that by as early as 2023, gas-only boilers will be banned.
Running a Veritherm test means that ‘actual’ heat-loss can be rapidly measured ensuring that low-carbon heating system can be more suitably sized whilst ensuring the building is performing as intended.
It is hoped that the government’s plan for greener buildings will have an impact in the construction of new homes. The Future Homes Standard aims that new homes will be ‘zero carbon’ ready and have 75-80% lower carbon dioxide emissions than those built to current standards. 2.8 million properties may see their homes become more energy efficient due to the scheme.