“A step in the right direction” - RIBA President reacts to Government’s ECO+ scheme

President, Simon Allford responds to the Government’s ECO+ scheme – intended to improve the energy efficiency of hundreds of thousands of homes.

28 November 2022

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.”  

ENDS  

Notes to editors: 

  1. Media contact: Isabel.Campbell@riba.org 
  2. 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.  

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