Climate Change: Mitigation, Adaptation and Energy Measures

We’re facing a global crisis. Historic England recognises the need for urgent action and is committed to achieving net zero. We are researching and promoting how the historic environment can positively contribute to overall global sustainability through adapting and mitigating. In England, about 20% of current homes were built before 1919, using traditional construction. There are few ‘one size fits all’ energy improvement solutions appropriate for these homes; and studies show reusing these buildings is key to cutting the UKs carbon emissions.