1 September 2009
Economic incentive schemes for retrofitting London’s existing homes for climate change impacts (1.78 MB)
The London Climate Change Partnership commissioned GHK with Brook Lyndhurst, to explore and identify the opportunities for developing economic incentive schemes to promote retrofitting of the London housing stock to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
We have identified two possible cost-effective scenarios for retrofitting existing housing, one for Green Roofs and the other for Water Efficient Devices. These options aim to help improve sustainability and resilience to future climate in London – increasing risk of surface water flooding, overheating and water scarcity.
This work builds on the Partnership’s previous work: Your Home in a Changing Climate: Retrofitting Existing Homes for Climate Change.
The work also highlights how key agencies could play a role in improving adaptation in homes through incentives schemes. These players include Central Government, Regional and Local Authorities, energy and water utility companies, and housing groups.