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Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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… as a Service approaches • Radically improve connectivity with other UK cities . • Invest in rail electrification or in piloting low carbon alternatives (such as hydrogen) SUMMARY OF OUR ACTIONS – TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL 14 | EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Our homes, workplaces and public buildings Summary of the challenges and opportunities We need to reduce CO2 emissions produced by the excessive use…

… of energy, particularly in heating our homes and commercial and public buildings. This will also help residents to live in warm homes which are cheaper to run and healthier to live in and contribute to efforts to reduce fuel poverty in the city region. Achieving this will require owners of existing homes and buildings to make improvements to current levels of insulation to reduce heat…

… loss through the building fabric well beyond the basic measures they might already have in place (e.g. loft insulation, draught proofing). Priority 1: Reducing the heat demand from existing homes focussing on initiating a fundamental shift in whole house retrofit by retrofitting homes by 2024. Priority 2: Reducing the heat demand from existing commercial and public

… of the operational efficiency of their buildings. • GMCA and LAs will aim to obtain an average DEC of rating D or better by 2024 and C or better by 2030 for their public buildings where economically viable. Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership: • Work with partners to include sustainability indicators in their review of buildings Other key partners • Social Housing Providers…

… and commercial retrofit at scale a possibility. • Meeting commitments on smart meter roll-out. • Changing the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding to ensure it is more effective at meeting GM’s needs. SUMMARY OF OUR ACTIONS – HOMES, WORKPLACES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS 16 | EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Our production and consumption of resources Summary of the challenges and opportunities As part…


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