Count the cost of go­ing green

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.”

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