Efficient New Homes

Leeds has a target to build 70,000 new homes over the next 15 years. How can these  homes be ultra-energy efficient from the way they’re built to how they are lived in. Discussion advised that large-scale developers, NHS, Planners and the Homes and Community Agency should be involved.

Challenges involve helping people understand the longer term social return on investment of making these changes or encouraging more innovative design from architects.

Ideas around installing smart meters in all property lead to the perfect world idea of building in the need for energy efficient and low carbon materials and practices in all procurement and building.

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