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Support the Great British Refurb Campaign

July 13, 2009 9:40 AM

On Tuesday 14th July a super-insulated model house will be built outside Parliament by Kevin McCloud of "Grand Designs" and the Great British Refurb Campaign team to show what can be done and why MPs and the government need to back the campaign. A massive refurbishment program will make a major contribution to reducing carbon emissions from our homes and create thousands of "green collar" jobs in our communities.

The Great British Refurb Campaign is perfectly aligned with Liberal Democrat policy. Please support the campaign by signing the petition: http://www.greatbritishrefurb.co.uk

Our existing homes are responsible for 27% of the UK's carbon emissions. The Great British Refurb campaign is calling on government to make energy efficient home refurbishment easier, more affordable and more attractive for UK home-owners and landlords.

The campaign is also calling on Government to:

1. Offer households new ways to pay for green refurbishment, which would significantly reduce upfront costs and instead spread them over a longer period of time.

2. Provide better financial incentives for householders to refurbish their homes to make them greener and more energy efficient, through substantial government grants, subsidies or tax rebates.

3. Ensure installers are qualified and approved to undertake the work.

Kevin McCloud is handing the petition signatures in to 10 Downing Street on Thu 16 July.