The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Monday 28 November) responded to the announcement of the Government’s ECO+ scheme – intended to improve the energy efficiency of hundreds of thousands of homes.
RIBA President Simon Allford said:
“As the world grapples with the climate crisis and soaring energy prices, additional funding to improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock is a welcome step in the right direction.
Whilst today’s announcement fills some of the funding gap in the owner-occupier sector it still falls short of the comprehensive National Retrofit Strategy we have long been calling for.
We will be responding to the consultation to ensure ECO+ works effectively and avoids the pitfalls of previous schemes. It’s crucial we get this right - for both people and the planet. We will continue to work with policy makers to ensure this becomes reality.”
Notes to editors:
- Media contact: Isabel.Campbell@riba.org
- The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for updates.