A report released by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has revealed that new homes can save households hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills.
‘You’ve got the power’ which was published on 20 October 2017, highlights that more than 8 out of 10 new builds have the top A or B rating for energy efficiency compared to just 2.2% of existing properties. This means that new homes use less energy which on average, could lead to a saving of £52 per month or £629 per year for tenants and homeowners.
RBH Director of Communities, Clare Tostevin, said:
“All of our new homes are built with at least a B energy rating, including those which we constructed in Lower Falinge in 2015.”
“Whenever we design and build a new home, we find ways to make them as energy efficient as possible including using new technology and building materials such as high-quality insulation, energy efficient boilers, double glazing, low energy light fittings and water saving taps”
“Designing new homes in this way is not only better for the environment but can make a big difference to our residents, helping them to significantly reduce their electricity and heating bills As revealed in the HBF report, these savings can be significant, providing households with more money to spend on other things they need.”