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Carbon Literacy and the Built Environment – Closing the Performance Gap

The built environment is responsible for around 47% of all UK carbon emissions, and the construction industry is well placed to influence and improve this figure. 

However, there is a growing body of evidence that many, possibly even most of our new and refurbished buildings in the UK are not performing anything like as well as they should, especially low energy buildings. The correct regulations are followed, the energy calculations are double checked, and the certificates are in place. But over time we sadly discover that the building often remains too cold or too hot, too draughty, too dark, or too damp. What can we do to change this?

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