The Pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the need for better insulated housing. Brighton & Hove Council hopes its plans for retrofitting new homes will be one small step towards the prospect of lower bills, lower carbon emissions and more local jobs.
Author: Cllr Siriol Hugh-Jones
Siriol Hugh-Jones was elected as a Green Party councillor in Brighton & Hove in 2019 and has been joint chair of the council’s Housing Committee since July 2020. Her remit covers major works, maintenance and repairs. She has a particular interest in retrofitting and energy efficiency and chairs the Zero Carbon (New Homes) Working Group along with the council’s Asset Management Board. Outside the council she works as a freelance legal translator.