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While some new-build houses already come with integrated renewable energy features like solar panels or wind turbines, many do not and the motivation to add on these energy sources can be low. Sustainability presenter, writer and founding director of Beyond Green Joanna Yarrow doesn’t think this is laziness on the homeowners part. She believes people are reluctant to adapt to renewable energy technology in their homes because the government keep changing the goalposts.
Eco-friendly features in a home may not always necessarily add value to a property, but it may boost the chances of achieving the asking price, reports Marc Da Silva.
Investing in residential properties can be a great way to accumulate wealth. But before parting with your cash, an investment strategy needs to be developed. Where should you invest your money? What risks are you willing to take? What ‘green modifications', yes, ‘green modifications', may need to be made to the home?
Bourne-based housebuilder Larkfleet Homes claims that its properties are the most energy-efficient new homes in the local area, saving homebuyers a significant amount of money on energy bills.
The housebuilder argues that other local new home builders simply cannot offer the same added value that its focus on energy-efficiency provides customers.
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has addressed a conference of key European officials and stakeholders on how the UK government is working to improve energy efficiency across the private rented sector, supported by the construction of energy efficient new homes, many of which are greener and cheaper to run than older homes.
Energy-efficient new home builder Larkfleet Homes has played host to the launch of the East Midlands Mayday Carbon Positive Awards - operated by Business in the Community - at its head offices in Bourne, Lincolnshire.
With a government target to make all new homes in England carbon neutral by 2016, the Zero Carbon Hub Task Group has presented a list of recommendations to the government in relation to the carbon compliance levels of new homes.
If approved, the recommendations would have a major influence on the way new home developers construct new build homes in this country.
New home developer Larkfleet Group, renowned for offering homebuyers environmentally friendly new and affordable homes, has illustrated its dedication to delivering sustainable communities in a new YouTube video.
The new build homes specialist, winner of the Carbon Positive Footprint Award in the Business in the Community Awards earlier this year, has produced a video that details its energy efficient building solutions for both new and existing new build homes.
New legislation from the EU may persuade sellers to make their homes more energy efficient before putting them on the market. The EU Directive comes into force in 2012 and will make it compulsory for all adverts for houses for sale to feature an energy efficiency rating.
New homes in Wales will soon set higher energy efficiency standards for the rest of the UK, it has been announced by Environment Minister Jane Davidson.