‘Green Deal will damage old building’ conservationists

Tuesday December 20th, 2011

The government’s Green Deal plan is ‘seriously flawed’ according to leading conservation groups and there has been a call to change the plan to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), the Conference on Training in Architectural Conservation (COTAC) and other conservation professionals following a conference on Improving Thermal Performance in Traditional Buildings held by COTAC have raised the criticisms.

It is claimed the 25% of Britain’s buildings that are of traditional solid wall construction will suffer irreparable damage as a result of the Green Deal plans.

The  (DECC) launched a consultation into the Green Deal plan on 23 November along with an announcement of a further £200m funding for the initiative, which will allow homes and businesses to install, with no upfront costs, energy-saving measures in their properties.

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