Qual­ity build­ing beats eco add-ons

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

NEW prop­er­ties are be­ing la­belled eco-homes, but many of their fea­tures are “eco-bling”, in­stalled on the ba­sis that if it looks green it must be good, ac­cord­ing to new re­search pre­sented at the in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence of the Royal Geo­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety (with IBG) in Lon­don.

Dr Jenny Pick­er­ill, of the Depart­ment of Ge­og­ra­phy, Univer­sity of Le­ices­ter, says: “We are ob­sessed with us­ing so­lar panels and wind tur­bines to make our houses green.

“It is cheaper and more ef­fec­tive to build thicker walls with more in­su­la­tion – though this does not gen­er­ate as much profit for builders.”

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