As part of the national government’s plans for the UK to become net zero carbon by 2050, all local authorities in Oxfordshire have declared a climate emergency, with many committing to zero carbon districts by 2030. We know that housing is one of the most polluting sectors, with a quarter of all the UK’s carbon emissions being from the energy we use to heat and power our homes. Improving the energy efficiency of our homes is a key part of helping authorities to achieve their targets. Oxfordshire is pioneering this approach, with the city council looking to assess the energy efficiency of its entire housing stock, leading to an investigation into mass retrofit. They will be aided by the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire service – a one-stop retrofit service linking households with retrofit experts.
Date & Time
June 17 2020, 09:00 - 16:00
LocationCharlotte Ave, Elmsbrook OX27 8BL, UK
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The ECO Business Centre, BicesterPerch @ The Eco Business Centre in North West Bicester has been developed by Cherwell District Council and is supported by European Regional Development Funding.
The innovative building comprises a mix of coworking space and serviced offices over three floors and has been sensitively designed to be distinctive, eco-friendly and sustainable.
The true zero carbon building aspires to be the first non-domestic building in the UK to achieve the new Passivhaus Plus, a rigorous standard for energy efficiency, developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany.
It has also been designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings.