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Empty Homes and the Climate Emergency

We all know the story when it comes to the climate emergency and housing. We have to improve the energy efficiency of our housing stock if we want to reduce carbon emissions. But this is actually only part of the story. The other part is the emissions involved in building homes. A building that can be net zero to maintain is anything but net zero to build.

This paper by Scottish Empty Homes Partnership looks at the Embodied Carbon Emissions associated with building new homes, and considers ways to support bringing empty homes and buildings back into use to reduce our reliance on new build properties

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