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Support for government consultation on heat policies

12 January 2017

BSRIA is supporting a government consultation which is seeking input from the building industry to help develop and support future policies for heat in non-domestic buildings.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) identifies that non-domestic buildings in the UK currently account for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the UK’s 2050 carbon reduction target, this will likely mean eliminating nearly all emissions from heating buildings and a substantial proportion from heating for industrial processes.

The consultation is open until Friday 27th January 2017.

Considerations include how to:

• keep energy bills as low as possible
• continue to ensure the nation has a secure and resilient system
• remain at the leading edge of science, research and innovation
• reduce carbon emissions cost-effectively.

Alongside this call for evidence, BEIS is publishing the Building Energy Efficiency Survey (BEES) research. This provides details on energy use and abatement potential to reduce energy and carbon emissions, as well as barriers and enablers to take up across the entire non-domestic building stock.

Peter Tse, BSRIA principal design consultant, said: “We urge BSRIA members and industry alike to complete this survey. This consultation provides the opportunity for the building industry to provide the context to support development of a long term policy strategy to deliver the most effective savings.”