How Do We Kick-Start the Renovation Revolution?
We can’t tackle climate change without tackling buildings. About one-fifth of carbon emissions in the U.S. and U.K. come directly from households, with drafty windows, tired boilers and poorly insulated walls leaking energy and making it more tempting for residents to turn up the thermostat to keep warm. A large-scale campaign of retrofitting is necessary to bring them up to standard, but the work remains expensive and hasn't yet taken off. Who is going to pay for it? Homeowners or governments? What will it take to update housing for the age of the climate emergency?
Giles Whittell, Sensemaker Editor, Tortoise
Jens Birgersson, President and C.E.O., ROCKWOOL Group
Tracie Pearce, Chief Customer Officer, Homes, Santander
Jennifer Layke, Global Director for Energy, World Resources Institute
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