Making homes greener
Improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes.
Decarbonising the UK’s homes: A housing stocktake, 2023
23 November 2023 | Lloyds Banking Group
Our new research focuses on the key barriers to decarbonisation, the incentives needed to drive progress and contains insight from people who have retrofitted their homes.
LinkedIn Live with Energy Saving Trust
Video | 4 mins 15 secs
On the 28 September we brought together Stew Horn, Head of Policy at Energy Saving Trust, and Andrew Asaam, Homes Director at Lloyds Banking Group on LinkedIn Live to discuss how can we make the UK’s homes more energy efficient.
Their conversation (facilitated by Amy Brown, Sustainability Product Manager at Lloyds Banking Group) explored key questions, including:
- Why do we need to make the UK’s homes greener?
- What can people do to make their homes more energy efficient?
- What barriers do people face when making these improvements?
- What can we do as an industry to help?
Watch the key takeaways here, or you can watch the full conversation over on LinkedIn.
Over half of homeowners are concerned about the cost of energy bills
Two in five would only buy a property if it needed no energy efficiency improvements
4 in 10 homeowners have no idea how energy efficient their property is
Over a third don’t know where to find information about improving the energy efficiency of their property
How can we make the UK’s homes more sustainable?
18 September 2023 | Andrew Asaam
Making the UK's housing stock more sustainable is crucial if we're going to achieve net zero by 2050.
How we’re helping homeowners and landlords improve the energy efficiency of their homes
As the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, we have helped millions of people become homeowners, and we know we also have a crucial role to play in supporting our customers improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
From being a source of information, to developing solutions to give customers more control, find out how we’re supporting customers with this journey.
Supporting housebuilders to build energy efficient homes that are fit for the future
As one of the largest funders of the UK housebuilding sector, we are committed to expanding the availability of safe, affordable and sustainable housing.
From supporting housebuilders and developers to housing associations, find out more about what we’re doing here.
Helping to create accessible and energy efficient social housing
We’re committed to playing our part in making the UK a place where everyone has access to affordable, quality, and sustainable homes in places they want to live. Social housing is an integral part of that landscape with millions of people benefiting from stable and genuinely affordable homes.
Our policy asks
Not only will improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes play a key role in lowering energy bills; it is also essential for the UK to meet its target of becoming net zero by 2050.
Achieving a sustainable future requires collective and immediate action from us all. That’s why we are calling on the Government to deliver a five-point plan to address the challenge of decarbonising the UK’s homes and making them more energy efficient.
Two in three believe the Government has an obligation to help people make properties more energy efficient
Over 6 in 10 believe government regulation is required to make properties more energy efficient
Why housing is key on the path to net zero
18 September 2023 | Becky Heaton
How can greener homes improve our quality of life while still cutting down on the UK’s carbon emissions?
Lloyds Banking Group Sustainability Pioneers
How can we play a role in helping the UK create secure, efficient housing that future generations can live in and love? This is a question we can’t answer without trialling and employing new products, partnerships, and solutions.
That’s why we’ve launched our Sustainability Pioneers employee initiative - putting our colleagues at the forefront of the journey to energy efficiency, by testing a range of smart technologies and solutions.
Our people are catalysts within the communities they serve, and we’ll be following their journeys as they install heat pumps to make their homes more energy efficient, and will learn how we can better support colleagues and customers with accessing low carbon sources of energy and heating.