Lead local action to deliver high quality retrofit of domestic properties, across tenure types
Help to deliver new developments in South Kesteven in which low-carbon principles are embedded
Continue to decarbonise public sector owned buildings, including those owned by South Kesteven District Council
Buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy use, and one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. South Kesteven is in accordance with this global pattern; in 2020, domestic, industrial, commercial and public sector buildings accounted for 40% of overall greenhouse gas emissions.
Built Environment focuses on energy consumption in buildings and transportation requirements for existing and new developments through ensuring that environmentally friendly build materials with low embedded carbon are used.
Reducing carbon emissions in buildings is a significant task that must be undertaken to achieve the national net zero target. The energy used in buildings for various purposes, including heating, cooling, cooking, and hot water, must be carefully addressed to mitigate carbon emissions.
For more information on this Theme see pages 18 - 21 on our Climate Action Strategy.