MOTs for your house?

In other research, a government think-tank has found that moves towards sustainable energy in the UK are being hampered by old ways of thinking. Foresight looked at how the country’s buildings and spaces will need to evolve to help cut carbon emissions and argues that the UK is ‘locked in’ to using certain forms of energy not because they are better but because they have historically dominated over the others. This has created inertia, as a new form of energy means changing the infrastructure and regulations to support it. The research suggests buildings should have an energy MOT, suggests moving to decentralised energy systems, and wants buildings upgraded to be more carbon neutral.