Powering down

Powering down means increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings to reduce energy demand and usage.

In the UK our buildings are poorly insulated and energy inefficient, and there is little incentive to improve this due to the commercial operators who continue to sell more energy. At the Low Carbon Hub we want to create those incentives, making it easy and cost-effective to improve energy efficiency. This includes increasing retrofits for homes, as with our Cosy Homes Oxfordshire programme, and for efficiency programmes, and for businesses, as with OxFutures.