Successive governments have pledged to slash UK Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 – and that’s where the home at Nelson Street comes in.
All the data and findings from the house throughout the project will help policy-makers determine the best ways to cut the carbon footprint of existing housing throughout the country.
There are 26 million homes in the UK and their energy use accounts for 27 per cent of total UK emissions. If you include non-domestic building stock that figure rises to 45%. Of the 26 million homes, 75% will still be in use in 2050.