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Tom Yeadon

Tom Yeadon
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Approximately 30% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from buildings, with homes responsible for consuming, on average, 35% of all energy. Of the existing 29 million homes in the UK, 19 million have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating lower than C, and the UK Green Building Council estimates that nearly 29 million homes need to be retrofitted before 2050.

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