The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published on 16 November 2016 an Open Consultation on The Future of Heat: Non-domestic buildings.
Non-domestic buildings: this call for evidence provides the means to test what is known until now and to seek feedback and views to help the development and support future policy development. The Department is seeking views from those in the building industry and decision-makers on the opportunities.
Non-domestic buildings account for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions. The Department is looking to unlock carbon and bill savings in areas less known, such as non-domestic buildings.
There is significant potential for savings from heat, cooling and energy efficiency within the different non-domestic sectors (public, business and commercial) but accessing it has a number of challenges because of the diverse nature of energy usage in those buildings.
The evidence base is not complete and it is needed to consider and test a number of policies which can deliver the most effective savings. This call for evidence sets this path.
The Department is seeking views from those in the building industry and decision-makers on the opportunities, and how is possible to:
- Keep energy bills as low as possible;
- Continue to ensure the UK has a secure and resilient energy system;
- Remain at the leading edge of science, research and innovation; and
- Reduce carbon emissions cost-effectively.
You can respond until 27 January 2017. Responses submitting in writing or by email to the postal and email addresses above will be accepted at the following addresses:
Heat in Buildings, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
1st Floor Area B, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW
Tel: 0300 068 4000