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Warwick District Council introduces energy efficiency guidance for historic buildings

Owners and custodians of historic and listed buildings can now access new guidance on how to make their homes or businesses more energy efficient.

The information which is now available on the Warwick District Council website, seeks to provide tips on reducing running costs and addresses the challenges of introducing retrofit improvements such as double glazing or solar panels whilst maintaining the historic significance and fabric of the buildings. The website also includes links to energy efficiency guidance produced by Historic England.

Developed by the Conservation Team, the new guidance for historic buildings forms part of the Council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, placing new standards on buildings and developments in the district which are in line with the Council’s target of net zero carbon or as close as possible, by 2030 and the Government’s target of meeting net zero carbon nationally by 2050.

For further information visit the conservation pages on the Warwick District Council website.