“There’s a huge benefit to everyone in the sector playing their part in the fight against climate change,” says Leaders Romans Group “- both ethically and financially.”
New homes, office blocks and supermarkets buildings – and many major renovations – in England must include charging facilities for electric cars.
A stately Georgian pile in Derbyshire and a glorious Scottish walled garden are amongst the winners of this year’s Historic Houses Awards, dished out to recognise outstanding work by private owners of Britain’s heritage homes.
Four luxury property industry insiders – a buying agent, two estate agents and a property developer – share their thoughts on COP26, sustainability in the resi sector, and how business leaders can make a practical difference to the climate emergency…
The UK Green Building Council has set out a suite of “urgent measures and intervention” needed to bring the property sector up to sustainability scratch.
A high-profile swathe of central London has made big strides towards sustainability, including using 100% renewable energy, planting over 600,000 trees in England, and signing a Power Purchase Agreement to create a new solar farm.
Less than a quarter of surveyors think that a property’s energy efficiency rating has any impact at all on a its selling price, according to a new survey by the RICS. But the consensus is that sustainability will attract a price premium within three years.
There was surge in the number of property listings flagging access to an electric car charging point in September, during the fuel crisis.
The proportion of homes and properties at risk of flooding in Kensington & Chelsea is likely to rise from 4% now to 13% within our lifetimes, warns a new report.
“We expect that the energy efficiency of a home will increasingly be a priority for buyers in the next few years,” says Rightmove, which has released data that suggests “people are willing to pay an extra premium for a home better designed for the future.”
The new Greener Homes Alliance “will provide access to funding and expertise to help developers ‘go green’ when making decisions for their developments.”
The Government’s big plan to de-carbonise British homes in its push to Net Zero is “a comprehensive and groundbreaking strategy”, says sustainability lecturer Ran Boydell – but it has some major flaws…