Housing retrofit is a complicated and risk-laden challenge, and it is one of the many actions required to achieve net-zero carbon targets in each locality. Meanwhile, net-zero is just one priority of the many social economic and environmental priorities each council faces. Yet we know that without concerted public sector intervention to address domestic energy efficiency, legally-binding national and local net-zero targets will be missed.
Local Partnerships was commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) via the five Regional Energy Hubs to produce this Local Authority Housing Retrofit Handbook to provide practical advice to local authorities in England. It brings existing resources together in one place and gives a suggested order in which to work through this material.