Retrofitting: why carbon-reducing renovations are going to be big business

Retrofitting: why carbon-reducing renovations are going to be big business

Draughty homes contribute to 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, but a wave of eco-refurbs is changing that

When Boris Afinogenov moved to Liverpool from Lithuania in 2011, he knew that most Britons preferred to live in houses rather than the Soviet-era tower block he had left behind. But in a rambling Georgian property, he quickly found himself missing his cosy old flat.

The idea of every home having its own boiler was also alien to him: in his town there were two municipal boilers for the entire population.

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