Adding value by sav­ing en­ergy

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

MAK­ING en­ergy sav­ing im­prove­ments to your prop­erty could in­crease its value by 14 per cent, say the Depart­ment of En­ergy and Cli­mate Change.

For an aver­age home in the coun­try, in­creas­ing per­for­mance from band G to E, or from band D to B on an en­ergy ef­fi­ciency re­port, could mean adding more than £16,000 to the sale price.

In York­shire, the aver­age gain is £15,945 if you leap from D to B and £17, 298 from G to E.

En­ergy and Cli­mate Change Min­is­ter Greg Barker said the study was real ev­i­dence of the huge po­ten­tial re­wards.

“Not only can en­ergy ef­fi­cient im­prove­ments help pro­tect you against ris­ing en­ergy prices, but they can also add real value to your prop­erty,” he said.

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