Energy efficiency systems should become a matter of national priority, report argues

Extensive energy saving measures, including wireless thermostatic radiator valves, should become a national infrastructure priority, a recent report co-founded by the UK Green Building Council has argued.

The paper, called “Building the Future: The economic and fiscal impacts of making homes energy efficient” was published by Energy Bill Revolution and E3G and points out once more that the UK has some of the least energy efficient housing stock in Western Europe which, combined with escalating energy bills, is exacerbating fuel poverty.

Additionally, buildings account for 37% of all UK carbon emissions so energy efficiency improvements could help significantly reduce the UK’s carbon emissions.

The Energy Bill Revolution is calling on the government to ensure that all low income homes are lifted up to Band C on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by 2025. In addition, the group want to see all other households in the UK given access to 0% interest loans to help up the energy performance of the rest of the UK housing stock.

The report calculates that such a move would deliver 0..6% relative GDP improvement by 2030 and generate £1.25 in tax revenues for every £1 of government investment. As a result, the report estimates that the scheme would have paid for itself by 2024, generating net revenue afterwards.

Commenting on the results of the study, John Alker, director of policy and communications at the UK Green Building Council, said: “We’ve now got the hard evidence to prove what many have been saying for a long time: government spending on energy efficiency is not a frivolous drain on the public purse, but a rock solid investment proposition for UK Plc.

“The challenge now for all political parties is to set out a way for energy efficiency to not only be classified as a national infrastructure priority, but to benefit from capital investment to pump prime the market. It can no longer be considered the poor relation to shiny new energy generation projects.”

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The HeatSave thermostatic radiator valves are the easiest to install and most cost-effective and efficient energy management products on the market. They are particularly suitable for retrofitting, since one simply has to remove the existing TRV and replace it with the HeatSave unit.

Remotely controlled via an easily-accessible web interface, the HeatSave valves enable users to achieve impressive savings, slashing one’s heating bills by up to 30%, especially when coupled with the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System.