More than a fifth of buildings in England are over a century old. Retrofits could cut carbon emissions from period properties by up to 84%, according to a Historic England report. The reduction would be seen after energy efficiency improvements to Victorian detached homes, with retrofits having the potential to cut emissions from Georgian terraces by 62%, 1900s terraces by 58%, Victorian semi-detached homes by 56% and Victorian terraces by 62%. Historic England said the improvements could have a significant impact on cutting emissions from England’s housing stock, one of the oldest in Europe with over a fifth of all homes being more than a century old.
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