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The fact that today's new build homes are better insulated, heated and ventilated, all help to reduce their carbon emissions and reduce the cost of running a property, which appeals to most homebuyers.
Because most homes in this country were built decades ago, it is projected that thousands of each year will require extra insulation, new windows and other energy saving features in order to fight climate change and fuel poverty.
London and Essex is turning green, as more homeowners install eco-friendly features in their home, in an attempt to cut carbon emissions and reduce energy bills.
The way a home is built, insulated, heated, ventilated and the type of fuel used, all contribute to its carbon emissions, and can actually impact on the cost of running a property and even its value.