A new manifesto published by the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) has calculated that the UK could save £12.1billion per year by 2050 by focusing energy policy on greener buildings. The ambitious recommendations to all political parties show how the UK economy could save billions by placing buildings at the heart of energy policy. The Sustainable Energy Association’s Manifesto, published on 7 July, uses the Government’s own online calculator to demonstrate how an ambitious programme of insulating buildings, and producing more energy directly from buildings themselves could net savings to the economy averaging £12.1bn per year from now until 2050. This is equivalent to a £189 saving per year, every year, for every UK citizen. The SEA manifesto calls on all major political parties to adopt a renewed approach to energy policy, focusing on: An Energy in Buildings Strategy; A major focus on the use of smart technology to treat buildings as an integral part of the energy system; A new approach to home heating, recognising the potential of the heating installer; A major infrastructure-based energy refurbishment of the UK’s buildings.