Buildings and planning
Buildings in Solihull are the largest source of emissions in the borough accounting for 56% of total emissions. Like the rest of the UK, Solihull faces a significant challenge to transform our housing and make it more energy efficient. The Council recognises this and is supporting schemes to help eligible households ‘retrofit’ their home. Planning also has a vital role to play in tackling climate change through protecting the environment and ensuring new developments meet certain standards. Discover what’s happening in Solihull and how you can make sustainable choices in your own home.