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CAR prepared energy figures National Statistics in Energy Consumption in the UK, from 2010 to 2013. We used the model we developed for DECC, the Cambridge Housing Model, to estimate how much fuel is used to provide heating, lighting, cooking and appliances energy in UK homes.

We also analysed data from the English Housing Survey to see how many homes have different heating systems and types of insulation. This information is critical in helping the Government shape policy on housing and climate change and feeds into work on the Green Deal.

Under a separate commission from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (now Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), CAR also estimated the potential energy savings from 44 different low-cost upgrades to homes, and cost-free changes to behaviour. We found that of all the changes to behaviour, changes to thermostat settings offer the greatest potential for saving energy.

See Behaviours Report and Spreadsheet.

CAR also developed a tool to make it easy for non-specialists to use the English Housing Survey data, working with Cambridge Econometrics.

Available from Hightail.

See DECC’s article on the EHS tool.

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