This report looks at what needs to be done by both the public and private sectors to reduce the energy use of cities’ existing non-domestic buildings. It focuses on three key barriers: the availability of information; the economics of retrofitting (including the owner/occupier responsibility dilemma); and physical barriers such as the age and location of buildings. In particular, it emphasises how better measurement, greater awareness and systematic management can help owners and occupiers to realise ‘quick wins’ at almost no additional cost.
The All Party Parliamentary Urban Development Group (APUDG) is a cross-party Parliamentary body of MPs and Peers committed to progressing urban renewal and sustainable development in the UK. The Centre for Cities and British Property Federation provide secretariat services for the group.