BEIS and OFGEM Call for Evidence: ‘The future of heat in non-domestic buildings’

Closes: 23:59 on Friday 27th January 2017

Non-domestic buildings account for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions. We are looking to unlock carbon and bill savings in areas we know less about, such as non-domestic buildings.

We know that there is significant potential for savings from heat, cooling and energy efficiency within the different non-domestic sectors (public, business and commercial) but accessing it has a number of challenges because of the diverse nature of energy usage in those buildings. Our evidence base is not complete and we need to consider and test a number of policies which can deliver the most effective savings. This call for evidence sets us on this path.

We are seeking views from those in the building industry and decision-makers on the opportunities, and how we can:

  • Keep energy bills as low as possible;

  • Continue to ensure the UK has a secure and resilient energy system;

  • Remain at the leading edge of science, research and innovation; and

  • Reduce carbon emissions cost-effectively.

Your response will be most useful if it is framed in direct response to the questions posed, though further comments and evidence are also welcome. We encourage respondents to make use of the online e-consultation platform (link below).

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