Housing the existing stock

Assessment methods for energy efficiency: SAP, NHER, BEPI and CO2 measure.

Buildings in use account for 47 per cent of total UK CO2 emissions with an additional 5 per cent for those under construction.

When transport attributable to buildings is added, this rises to <75 per cent. Of this total, 29 per cent comes from housing. 98.5 per cent of the total comes from older building stock.

State of the housing stock from English House Condition Survey 2001. Breakdown of SAP ratings across the stock.

Standards for domestic warmth defined as 'adequate' and 'minimum'. Incidence of fuel poverty as defined by DETR and health problems directly attributable to poor housing. Energy use across appliances.

Retrofit examples, e.g. Penwith, Cornwall, and Peabody Trust.

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