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Achieving growth within the UK's Domestic Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Services sector, practitioner experiences and strategies moving forward


  • Gooding, Luke
  • Gul, Mehreen S.


The adoption of the UK Green Deal policy provided an unprecedented change within the policy arena of domestic retrofit. Government financial support present within previous policy regimes was reduced and private industry was enlisted to provide finance, delivery mechanisms and management schemes for national domestic low carbon retrofit. Consequently, the Energy Efficiency Retrofit Services (EERS) sector needed to grow capacity and deliver retrofit at a larger scale.

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  • Gooding, Luke & Gul, Mehreen S., 2017. "Achieving growth within the UK's Domestic Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Services sector, practitioner experiences and strategies moving forward," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 105(C), pages 173-182.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:105:y:2017:i:c:p:173-182
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.02.042

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