As those planning to retrofit will know, it's difficult find to appropriate, affordable finance. With a lack of low cost financing and 'payback' being tricky to calculate, securing finance is often a key barrier.
The application of CDM is more of an art than a box ticking exercise for compliance.
In a matter of months, the Government has disbanded the Zero Carbon Hub, withdrawn the Code for Sustainable Homes, abandoned the zero carbon target for new homes by 2016, postponed the revisions to Part L and by all accounts, effectively scrapped the 2019 zero carbon target for non-domestic buildings. But one thing has not gone away: Climate Change. If anything, the need to design low impact, resilient buildings is even greater as carbon emissions continue to increase globally.