The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) has welcomed the publication of a National Retrofit Strategy by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC). The document, which is now on the CLC website for consultation, includes water-efficiency interventions as part of a plan to make the UK’s 29million homes greener and better to live in.
The National Retrofit Strategy is part of the CLC’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan and will aid the repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) sector by creating a joined-up approach to tackling climate change. The BMA said that our existing homes use 35% of all the energy in the UK and are responsible for 20% of carbon dioxide emissions, while a further 6% of UK carbon emissions are attributed to water supply. If adopted by the Government, the new strategy will help make homes more energy and water efficient.
BMA chief executive, Tom Reynolds said: “BMA truly welcomes the creation of this National Retrofit Strategy. If we’re serious about the UK’s environmental aspirations, then it’s crucial that the existing housing stock is upgraded in a co-ordinated way. It is great to see water efficiency alongside energy as a priority. The approach set out by the CLC provides the KBB sector with some big opportunities, but crucially it will improve the quality of millions of people’s homes while reducing their environmental impact.”