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A Greenwich Builds low carbon home

Greenwich Builds - low carbon homes

There are 120,000 homes and over two million metres squared of non-domestic floor space in the borough. Heat and electricity used in buildings in the borough accounted for 64% of emissions in 2019. Emissions from homes alone were 41% of the borough’s total. Reducing these emissions will involve a combination of:

Progress so far

  • the Council is currently pursuing several communal heat pump projects for council housing estates
  • energy efficiency improvements through the ongoing renovation programme and pilots of deep energy retrofit are underway on two council housing estates
  • we have a funded programme to reduce the carbon emissions of several of the council’s non-domestic buildings
  • we have secured £850,000 of funding to improve energy efficiency of local homes in both the public and private sector, where energy bills are currently high.