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How green are our homes?

Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jul 24, 2020, 12:30 PM

Climate change was high up the agenda before Covid-19 – most forecasters predicted climate change as the big theme for the property market in 2020. Last week the Chancellor put it back on the agenda.

Energy efficiency of houses in England has improved over the last decade. The announcement of the Green Home Grant will help cut energy emissions further, which is important to many households.


The average SAP rating, used to calculate EPC, is now 63, up from 53 in 2008. A third of dwellings are now in the highest EPC band, A to C.


Green homes are something worth thinking about for landlords too. 86% of tenants said that an environmentally sustainable home is important or nice to have. Source: Dataloft, English Housing Survey

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