Section: Heating & Energy Efficiency

New report looks at fixing London's cold, damp and mouldy homes

Posted 28.02.19
London Assembly: Article link

Too many residents in London struggle with cold, damp and mouldy homes. Low quality housing, overcrowding and fuel poverty along with energy saving retrofit measures without proper ventilation only make the problem worse.

People living in these conditions are often vulnerable and frequently face challenges with their physical and mental health.

A new report - Keeping Out The Chill: Fixing London's Cold, Damp and Mouldy Homes - published today by the London Assembly Environment Committee, says not all the solutions need be expensive.

Tailored energy advice can ease some of the worst impacts, as long as it is offered alongside the latest in demand-responsive ventilation and recognises the particular stresses in overcrowded homes.

The above link summarises key recommendations made and provides access to download the full report.


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