What does the future look like?
Most commentators now agree on what needs to happen to dometic housing. In a nutshell:
- New housing can and should be made carbon neutral, but new housing only makes up a small part of the housing stock that will exist in 2050, so the priority is to address the houses already built!
- Heating will go almost entirely to heat pumps, probably mainly Air Source Heat Pumps, even for houses that are currently on mains gas.
- This will have to be accompanied by massive upgrading of the insulation and air-tightness of buildings.