Cities & Buildings Ros Davidson - 19/November/2021

Trusted messengers

Governments are increasingly legislating for the building of new net-zero housing. But improving the green credentials of the existing housing stock is a much more difficult path to navigate. Now communities are being empowered to clean up their homes through collective action

Community-powered clean energy or electrification is increasingly fuelling emissions cuts in cities. Neighbours are able to club together for efficiencies and economies of scale, help with financing and—importantly—basic education on the benefits

CLUB TOGETHER Groups of organised and climate-conscious households can uncover savings for solar panels when ordered en masse

RETRO REFURBISHMENT Initiatives are underway that source and install retrofit energy efficiency solutions for housing on a larger scale to cut costs

KEY QUOTE We want a retrofit to be as easy as buying a new kitchen from IKEA ...


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