UCL Energy Institute


Long-awaited Bonfield Review into energy efficiency published

23 December 2016


The Government's long-awaited review into energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in homes - pdf has been published, with the key recommendation being the creation of a new quality mark for contractors in order to protect consumers.

The report, led by BRE CEO Dr Peter Bonfield, acknowledges the UCL Energy Institute's contribution to its findings, which included supplying relevant background research and discussing findings with the review's officials.

Dr Peter Mallaburn, Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL-Energy, said:

"With the majority of carbon emissions coming from households, it is vital that we get smart about energy efficiency and the use of renewables in homes. The Bonfield Review makes important recommendations that we must now implement.

"The government's policies to improve efficiency are a step in the right direction but the benefit of this has often been restrained by the inconsistent standard of work provided by contractors.

"We were delighted to be able to contribute to the report and look forward to continuing to engage with government to ensure its recommendations are well-implemented."

View "Each Home Counts: An independent review of consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement for energy efficiency and renewable energy".