Building stock analysis
The government is committed to challenging targets for the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the building stock. This will require concerted action and significant investment to improve the existing stock, and substantially reduce the impact of new buildings. Element Energy is recognised as a leader in analysis and prediction of the impact of policy on energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the building stock. Our insights are instrumental in developing the key policies needed to change the way energy is delivered and used in buildings.
We use a variety of tools to analyse the impacts of policy in the building sector. Our National Housing Energy Model includes a detailed breakdown of the entire UK housing stock, and is used to assess the CO2 savings and costs of energy efficiency policies. This model forms the core of the Energy Saving Trust’s housing policy work and is a valuable resource for central and local government, as well as for energy suppliers or technology providers.
We are highly skilled at combining demographic and statistical data with mapping of energy resources and consumption. This enables us to assess technical and economic potential for technologies at various levels, from community to regional and national scale. With these skills, we help shape national buildings policy, we deliver tailored planning policy advice at the local level, and we help businesses such as energy service or technology providers, understand the markets for their products and services.
We are close to the building industry, technology providers and developers alike, and so can access the most up-to-date data to inform our policy and strategy advice. Our strong engineering expertise ensures that our analysis is always rigorous and based on a practical understanding of the issues surrounding design, construction and improvement of buildings.