Home is where the Heat is
We are proud to have formed an alliance with the Sustainable Homes and Buildings Coalition. Formed by the NatWest Group, the cross-sector partnership, which includes British Gas and Shelter has been put in place to improve energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions from homes and buildings across the UK. This is one of the biggest challenges to achieving net zero, and this is clearly shown by the fact that in 2019 14% of all UK emissions were from residential heating and hot water. 1
The Coalition has come together to tackle that challenge by engaging directly with the consumer and placing them at the heart of the green home heating conversation for the first time. There are so many debates going on at industry and policy level, but little consideration of what it means to homeowners – the people who are going to be most affected.
Working with our partners, we intend to change that. We aim to guide homeowners through the confusion and help them make greener home heating choices with confidence. This in turn will help the nation move towards a more sustainable future.
1. BBC News, Central heating boilers ‘put climate change goals at risk’
A shared passion to inspire greener heating
Sustainability is at the core of our business. At Worcester Bosch we strive to protect our planet for future generations, in the products we manufacture, the way we package and distribute them, and through the processes we use at our manufacturing plants.
By acting in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner, we want to improve people’s quality of life and safeguard the livelihoods of present and future generations. This is backed up by our purpose ‘Warming Lives and Protecting our Future’ which runs through our entire business.
Warming Lives and Protecting our Future
This purpose is also why we have pledged our name to the Coalition. By working with likeminded companies we believe this will help us continue to lead the way for the development and introduction of future heating technologies. The Coalition continues the work we have been doing, to ensure you feel educated and inspired to choose the right technology for your properties. It will complement our Future of Home Heating Hub where we look to keep you up to date with the latest development in this space.
Home is where the Heat is report
The recently launched ‘Home is where the Heat is’ report is another firm step towards this. It speaks to you, giving you clear information on the challenge, the technology on offer and much more, placing you at the heart of the green buildings transition and hopefully inspiring you to make greener choices for your heating in the future.
The report covers topics such as:
- The opportunities to improve UK homes and their benefits
- Different technology options for greener home heating and which will best suit your home
- What sources are most trusted when it comes to climate change
- How the coalition can drive change towards a more sustainable future
We are committed to the decarbonisation of heating and hot water in the UK, and so we look forward to continuing working within the Coalition to ensure you are brought along the journey to a sustainable future, instead of feeling forced.
NatWest Greener Homes
- 7% of homeowners said they were very likely to consider changing their gas boilers for a different energy source in the next 3 years due to rising gas prices
- 63% of homeowners are planning to make improvements to the sustainability of their property over the next decade
- One-third of prospective homebuyers say a property's EPC rating is 'very important'
Source: Natwest Greener Homes Attitude Tracker (January 2022)