UK’s largest house builders come under fire over lack of energy efficiency in new homes


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Some of the UK’s largest housebuilders have been criticized by the Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), Lord Deben, for delivering houses that are not up to the desired energy efficiency standards, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

Speaking at a recent event, Lord Deben urged developers to step up efforts to ensure new homes meet Passive House standards, which require designs to combine ultra-low energy consumption with consistently good air quality.

“The biggest issue in the future will be the retrofitting of the buildings that we’ve got already,” he said. “If we’re going to have to do that, for goodness sake, stop making the problem worse.

“If you pay a bit more – and it is a very small amount – to produce a house to Passive House standards, and then you add the energy costs per month to the slightly increased mortgage cost, you will find that you are better off to build it that way.”

Energy efficiency policies such as building codes and product policy has seen the average UK household bill reduced by £490 a year, according to estimates. But green groups have warned that new policies are urgently required to boost the energy efficiency of new and existing homes if the UK is to reach its long-term climate targets and reduce domestic energy bills.

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