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Collaborating to bring building energy labelling to Canada

Energy Saving Trust – which administers central parts of Scotland’s Energy Performance Certificate programme – is collaborating with Natural Resources Canada as Canadian jurisdictions work towards introducing new building energy labelling schemes. Our work together is being supported by the British...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:37

07/11/2017

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EPCs: Getting energy information off the page and into your home

• Certificates are needed – but not always understood • We explain the key points page by page • Thousands of pounds of savings possible by taking action Whether it’s to buy or rent, if a home is on the market it needs an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). For homeowners, getting one is also a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 19/10/2017 - 14:57

19/10/2017

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EPCs: How to capitalise on open source home energy data

• Energy Performance Certificate stats released • Chance to target energy efficiency measures • Four key data challenges to overcome More data on the UK’s homes has been made freely available than ever before, after the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released all its energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 14:19

11/05/2017

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Give landlords a new LESA of life

It’s well known that the coldest homes in England are those in the private rented sector. 9.4% of private rented homes are F/G rated on the Energy Performance Certificate compared to 1.8% of housing association properties. A big part of the problem is that landlords have been reluctant to invest in...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:24

13/03/2015

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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

01/12/2014

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Energy efficiency confidence on the rise

Confidence in the UK’s non-domestic energy efficiency has risen to its highest levels yet, according to a survey from three influential players in the industry. The EEVS Insight, Bloomberg and Green Investment Bank report shows confidence in such areas a policy and industry risk and effectiveness...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 03/11/2014 - 08:45

03/11/2014

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Renting cold homes: from dissatisfaction to action

Disappointment with the status quo can often instigate action. Our recent research reveals that those who consider themselves to live in mouldy, draughty homes are more likely to take steps to tackle these issues. Similarly, our very latest opinion tracker shows that public support proposed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/09/2014 - 08:45

19/09/2014

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Energy Performance Certificates: Moving up the housing ladder

The Government ruled not so long ago that Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) info must be made available to potential to buyers or tenants. This is not just in estate agent windows, but in media adverts too – where a home’s A-G rating will do if there’s no space for the whole colour-coded scale...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/05/2014 - 08:45

14/05/2014

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Energy efficiency in private-rented housing: certified failure?

It’s best not to form a judgement on something without witnessing it for yourself. Unfortunately, it seems like landlords are denying tenants the chance to do just that when it comes to the energy efficiency of their properties. A Freedom of Information request by 10:10 revealed that nearly three...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/09/2013 - 08:45

16/09/2013

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Landlords lagging behind may say ‘bye’ to let

Rising rents mean times are tough for the tenant. And things can be made worse when massive energy bills are dropping on the mat, too. Our survey at the start of this year showed that private renters have a desire to get green measures in their homes – but are the least likely to be actually...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 20/05/2013 - 08:30

20/05/2013

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