Building a market for energy efficiency: Call for Evidence

Closed 9 Jan 2018

Opened 12 Oct 2017


This Call for Evidence outlines a range of barriers to investment in energy efficiency on both the demand and supply side; invites views about the role of Government in overcoming those barriers and stimulating the market through more direct interventions; and considers a range of potential solutions, many of which have been advocated by businesses and industry representatives. The list is not exhaustive and inclusion or exclusion should not be taken as an indication of Government policy.

We are gathering evidence on the widest range of options. Additional ideas are welcome, as are views about the relative impact of the ideas listed here, and how they might be implemented to best effect.

Although we focus mainly on the owner occupied sector, many of the ideas set out in the Call for Evidence could have a positive impact across all tenure types, and could also be applicable to micro or small enterprises, especially home-based businesses.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Construction
  • Investment
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Finance
  • Installer
  • Energy assesor
  • Universities
  • Research Councils
  • Science Policy organisations and thinktanks
  • Charities
  • Charity or social enterprise


  • Economic growth
  • Innovation
  • Industrial strategy
  • Fuel poverty
  • Saving energy
  • Distributed energy and heat
  • Energy efficiency
  • Housing
  • Carbon budgets
  • Emissions