Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Resources Guide for Local Authorities
“Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Resources for Local Authorities” has been developed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It is intended to act as a resource for local authority personnel who are involved in climate change mitigation in the built environment to support the planning and delivery of projects.
Local authorities are uniquely placed to assess the needs of their local areas and residents and to act as catalysts for change to improve the energy efficiency of, and reduce carbon emissions from buildings. These resources can support that role.
This collection of resources will also support local authorities as they prepare reports required by new guidance under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA)1 on measures they propose to take to significantly improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in their areas.