A study into retrofits on London housing

With London aiming for net zero by 2030, attention must turn to the housing stock, which contributes about a third of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Fagner and Mauro took a deep dive into the impact of retrofits on emissions in the city.

Using the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) dataset, the team identified that the average London family could save 9 MWh per year, with improvements like loft insulation and double glazing. This translates to an £800 per year saving on energy bills and a 1,700 kgCO2 reduction in emissions.

Read the full paper on arxiv.org.