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Stock Take: Delivering improvements in existing housing

Classification:Sustainable Communities, Housing and Regeneration
Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:Stock_Take.pdf - 3280 KB
Summary:imageThe Sustainable Development Commission was commissioned by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to examine the potential for significantly improved resource efficiency in the existing housing stock. The SDC worked with stakeholders to analyse the technical improvements that could be made in existing homes to minimise resource use.

This report outlines those technical findings. This study also aims to inform policy makers of ways in which policy decisions could help accelerate the installation of those technical measures. It also presents our advice on how the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 might be used to deliver these improvements.

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