Government policy, legislation and regulation
The legislative landscape is a major driver for change and in recent years, the government has introduced a number of policies and incentives relating to refurbishment.
Find out about the government policy, legislation and regulation that is driving the need to transform our existing buildings.
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The Green Deal
The Green Deal finaincial mechanism enables companies to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes at no upfront cost, and recoup payments through a charge in instalments on the energy bill. DECC's website offers information and advice on all aspects of the initiative to a range of stakeholders.
Energy Bill 2010 / 2011
The Energy Bill has been designed to provide for a step-change in the provision of energy efficiency measures to homes and businesses, and to enable and secure, low carbon energy supplies and fair competition in the energy markets.
The Housing Act (2008)
The full text of the 2004 Housing Act, which includes the systems for assessing housing consitions.
The Climate Change Act (2008)
The full text of the Climate Change Act (2008) which set an 80% reduction in greenhouse gase emmissions by year 2050 against 2006 levels. The Act established the Committee on Climate Change and a system of carbon budgeting.
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will provide financial support that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to switch from using fossil fuel for heating, to renewables such as wood fuel.
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