Using Energy Performance Certificate (EFC) data, we have revealed the local authorities with the most work opportunities for tradesspeople, based on the number of homes where energy efficiency could be improved.
This page includes our key data findings, as well as an interactive map and table where you can explore the level of energy efficiency in our local area.
UK homes could be made more energy efficient
Of properties have a lower EPC rating than their potential
Homes in South East England could improve their energy rating
With a proposed law potentially requiring millions of UK buildings to be made more energy efficient by 2035, there could be a surge in demand for tradespeople's services, from adding insulation to installing condensing boilers.
The local authority with the most opportunities is Birmingham, where 238,926 properties have a lower EPC rating than their potential.
To see how many homes could improve their energy rating in your area, explore our interactive map and table below.
Number of homes where the EPC ratings could be improved
Local authorities with the most opportunities
Number of homes in each local authority
that could be made more energy efficient
Properties where energy ratings could be improved
Percentage of properties where energy rating could be improved
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To help tradespeople who are tasked with improving the energy rating of buildings, we spoke to Oliver Creevy, managing director at Insulation Advisor, to share some of the main ways to improve efficiency:
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Data sourced from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities in November 2023. Data for Scotland and Wales is incomplete.