As the latest English Housing Survey reveals that the majority of homes in England have sub-standard energy efficiency ratings, Freya Wise of The Open University warns that “EPCs aren’t working”, arguing that they “are often inaccurate when predicting energy use.”
“Sustainability and heritage protection should go hand in hand” says the National Trust in a new report led by Grosvenor.
Joseph Homes is one of only handful of real estate companies around the world to gain “B Corp” accreditation for ethical business practices.
Ahead of World Environment Day, Alchemi Group boss Charlie Baxter explains the importance of treading lightly, and how his firm’s forthcoming project in Westminster has aced carbon reduction targets…
The UK Green Building Council has created a brilliant new online resource, stocked with case studies, inspiration and solutions to enable sustainable practices across the property sector.
59% of homes across England and Wales are rated D, E, F or G on Energy Performance Certificates; there is the potential for this to be reduced to 11% of homes if recommended improvements were made, according to new analysis from Rightmove.
Consumer sentiment is increasing towards more sustainable “green” homes, say Lucy Greenwood & Patrick Eve of Savills, but only larger homes achieve a “green” premium.
Qatari Diar’s super-prime Chelsea Barracks scheme is one of only 16 developments in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification for green building.
Green Homes Grant to be extended by a year, as Boris Johnson’s latest ten point plan heralds a shift in policy thinking: Sustainability is now being viewed as an opportunity, not a cost.
Property firm creates a new senior role, installing its EMEA CEO Guy Grainger as Global Head of Sustainability Services & ESG. A new EMEA chief is due to be announced later this week.
The Government has declared that more National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to be created, in line with a renewed strategy to protect more of the Britain’s natural landscapes.
EPCs are essential for anyone looking to move home, and are a big aid to understanding what actions can be taken to improve the energy performance of a home or building.