Analysis of hard-to-treat housing in England

Data on make-up, distribution and occupancy made available.

23 November 2011

As part of our work to explore ways to deliver Green Deal and low carbon housing refurbishment 'at a local level and for local benefit' we recently undertook an analysis of English Housing Survey (EHS, 2007-08) data to understand a little more about the country's hard-to-treat housing stock.

We looked at various factors including dwelling type, rurality, household composition, income, tenure, connection to the gas grid, and geographical situation. From this we've been able to gain a broad overview of the make-up and distribution of hard-to-treat housing in England.

From this a series of types or 'nodes' of have been identified, e.g. 'Working-age couples and families in terraced houses in urban and fringe areas (solid wall)' for example, or 'Single adults in electrically heated bungalows/houses in rural areas (off-gas)'.

Phillip Morris who leads CSE's work around the Green Deal said: "This research will be useful for organisations like ourselves (or, alternatively, councils, building firms and energy companies) looking to better understand the potential market for the Green Deal."

It's an 'internal' document and it's quite technical, but we're happy to share, and you can download the analysis here.

Read about our work on the 'Green Deal Incubator' here.


Photo by Sludgegulper, reproduced under creative commons

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