Cornwall seeks feedback on housing energy efficiency

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Residents of Cornwall are being urged to provide feedback on plans aimed at improving the energy efficiency of homes across the county.

Cornwall Council has launched a public consultation as part of its Draft Housing Decarbonisation Strategy, seeking input from homeowners and tenants alike.

The strategy outlines various measures to make homes in Cornwall more energy efficient and to lower their carbon dioxide emissions.

It includes setting targets and proposing a timeline to guide efforts in achieving these goals.

Councillor Olly Monk, Cornwall’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Cornish housing on the whole is less energy efficient compared to the rest of the country and across the south west.

“But we are starting to see some real positive steps in the amount of renewable energy measures being installed to homes, through retrofitting and other improvements to make homes warmer, greener and cheaper to run.

“Recent data from Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) which certifies the installation of small-scale renewable energy measures suggests that 15% of Cornish households have an MCS-certified renewable installation, including solar panels, heat pumps and battery storage.”

Councillor Martyn Alvey, Cornwall’s cabinet member for environment and climate change, said: “Our homes account for over 20% of our total emissions in Cornwall so play a big role in our aim to become carbon neutral.

“There are important health and long term financial benefits for everyone in making our homes more energy efficient as well as supporting skills, training and employment in our growing green economy.”

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