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Decarbonising our Housing Stock: Roadmap for 2030 zero carbon

Zero carbon homes could now be possible thanks to the completion of a ground-breaking study between Lewes District and Eastbourne Councils, the University of Brighton and the Councils' sustainability joint venture Clear Futures.

The study looked at the most realistic solutions that could be delivered by 2030, which includes more investment in local green energy and a targeted approach to retrofit. Delivering these solutions though will require a coordinated effort between Local Authorities, central Government, and energy companies, as well as the development of local energy systems. 

The councils will be applying the learnings from this work to its own housing stock, but for now it will have a limited impact given the challenges we currently face with increasing construction and repair costs and reduced rental income. The council is however exploring other routes for funding and further updates will be made if successful.

Decarbonising our housing stock - Roadmap for 2030 zero carbon (PDF) [343KB]