The Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton has submitted responses to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s inquiry examining the path to decarbonising heating in homes.

The ECCD responses:

    • ECCD team response emphasising the role of people, technologies, local authorities and the need for funding at the appropriate level to support net zero
    • An additional response from Dr Ben Anderson emphasising the need to focus on low-carbon comfort and thus both:
      • Fabric-first design and retrofit standards to significantly reduce the amount of energy required to achieve comfort and…
      • Reducing the carbon intensity of the (reduced) energy that is still required.