Greater Manchester Housing Retrofit strategy consultation

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There’s plenty of work to do retrofiting our housing stock with 1.2 million homes across Greater Manchester and a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 48% by 2020.

Now Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) have commissioned Carbon Co-op partner URBED Co-op to develop a Low Carbon Housing Retrofit Strategy. The strategy outlines how Greater Manchester aims to cut emissions from its housing stock by 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2022 and to reduce carbon emissions from existing buildings by 1.8 million tonnes.

Carbon Co-op sits on the LCEA programme board, ensuring that the voice of community, Third Sector and social enterprise is prominent in the strategy’s delivery. The strategy outlines a number of ways organisations can become involved in retrofit, from community engagement and assessment to supply chain development and finance generation. Click here (http://www.envirolink.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/GM-Low-Carbon-Housing-Retrofit-Strategy-discussion-draft.pdf) to view the draft strategy, the consultation is open for comments until 4th November 2011.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011