Count the cost of going green
LIVING in today’s new homes could create annual savings of around 55 per cent on gas and electricity costs, according to the NHBC Foundation and Zero Carbon Hub.
Director Neil Jefferson says: “Household energy usage is still one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions in the UK but the design of new homes means they are much more energy efficient than older housing stock.
“The NHBC Foundation’s report looked at what people think about energy efficient homes, and what the influencing factors are in terms of deciding to live in one. One of the clear findings was that consumers need far more information about the cost savings they could make by living in an energy efficient home.”