E.on, English Heritage to work on sustainability project

A new scheme has been developed in order to make older houses more energy efficient, it has emerged.

E.on, in conjunction with English Heritage, has devised a plan to make Victorian and Edwardian housing more sustainable, the Green Building Press has revealed.

In the next three years, the organisations will work to find sustainable solutions based on the historic environment, promote advice on ways to improve domestic properties and conduct research into energy efficiency of older buildings.

English Heritage chief executive Simon Thurley outlined the plans by explaining that the project aims to preserve and improve existing housing stock.

"Heritage conservation and energy conservation are both integral to our quest for a more sustainable future and they can co-exist," he said.

Kevin Brennan, head of sustainability at Velux, recently commented that investing in existing housing stock would be a more efficient way of achieving government emissions targets compared to building new homes.

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