The people of Britain want more environmentally sustainable homes
I thought it would be good to share some statistics with you regarding energy efficient new build homes.
According to a recent survey, 78% of Britons place high importance on environmental sustainability when choosing a new home.
More than 81% of respondents in London believe the long-term environmental and sustainable performance of a new home is vital, compared to 68% in Sheffield and 75% in Newcastle.
The environmentally sustainable features people would most like to see ranked energy efficient heating and hot water systems as their top priority if they were choosing a new home. Double glazing came second, followed by solar panels. However, environmentally-friendly fittings were the main advantage of purchasing a new build home.
Surprisingly, only 5% of respondents viewed smart meters as important. This varied among different demographics, with 10% of 16-23 years olds citing smart meters as a significant addition to a new home, compared to only 2% of people over the age of 55.
With more detailed and transparent data now available to consumers at all levels, and new energy standards being implemented, landlords and developers will need to adapt, taking steps to improve the efficiency of properties in the market.
What do you think about energy efficiency?
Not only in new homes but about energy efficiency in older homes and what we can do about it.
BW Residential Ltd
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