Domestic energy retrofit standards face major overhaul

A major overhaul of quality standards covering energy efficiency and renewable energy domestic retrofits aims to boost quality of service and consistency, governed by a new strategic oversight body  

Better coordination and auditing of home energy upgrade standards could boost confidence of home-owners and investors. Photograph: Kzenon/123RFDomestic energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits should be subject to a new quality mark backed up by a new oversight body, the Bonfield review has concluded.

The long-awaited review of home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, published on 16 December, makes 27 recommendations aimed at restoring trust among consumers and making it clearer what providers are responsible for.

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