APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings Report

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APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings Report

Post by ALEO Admin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:04 pm

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings has published a Green Paper titled Building our Future Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, which sets out key recommendations on what needs to be done to ensure that all our homes and buildings are healthy and do not create or exacerbate health issues.

Under the heading of The Devolution and Localism Agenda, the report says that "the move by a number of Local Authorities and regions to drive increased building and energy efficiency standards of course offers an opportunity to also engage on the health and wellbeing agenda and aid the gathering of reliable evidence".

Under Development of the Energy Efficiency and Renovation Agenda, the report says:
"Energy Policy is focussed on supply, leaving the energy efficiency of many homes unaddressed and their occupants living in fuel poverty. Where efforts have been made to install energy-saving measures a whole house approach, considering improvements in air quality and ventilation, acoustics, lighting and other elements vital to health and wellbeing has rarely been taken. There is a need to address how the government will meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement and create an ambitious Clean Growth Plan. This plan needs to consider wider health and wellbeing aspects, taking a holistic approach to renovation and not simply focussing on energy efficiency. These policies need to also consider how we can ensure people have a decent roof over their heads, allowing for basic renovation measures where required."

The deadline for submitting responses to Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings is 30th September 2017.

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