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Certified savings should mean more for mortgages

Mortgage lenders are using generalised assumptions on energy bills and should consider a property’s actual EPC rating when considering mortgage affordability and lending. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Wales Low / Zero Carbon Hub. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/12/2014 - 08:45



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Green role for Britain in China's building boom

China might not be the first nation you think about when global leaders in sustainable building are being discussed - but it seems that could be set to change. The UK’s Building Research Establishment (BRE) has begun a broad collaboration with China, looking at everything from aligning green...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:45