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Foresight report: Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment (SEMBE)

Prof John Beddington, Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government, Director of Foresight
Prof Yvonne Rydin, Professor of Planning and Public Policy, University College London
Dr Jim Watson, Deputy Director of the Sussex Eergy Group, University of Sussx

This major report from the Government’s Foresight think tank comprehensively examines energy systems in the UK’s buildings and building practices over the next 50 years. The report makes recommendations for changes to existing buildings and behaviour, including whether buildings should undergo annual energy efficiency tests and what incentives could be offered to homeowners and businesses to lower their carbon emissions and energy use.

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