It makes financial sense to be energy efficient

Posted: 09 Oct 2007 10:59:40 GMT


            Property News - It makes financial sense to be energy efficient

The financial benefits of buying a carbon-neutral home have been highlighted by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC).

The financial benefits of buying a carbon-neutral home have been highlighted by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC).

According to the organisation, zero-carbon properties offer long-term savings despite tending to cost more from the outset.

The UK-GBC says that savings made on energy bills while living in the property outweigh the initial costs associated with buying a carbon-neutral home.

"There is going to be a higher cost associated with these, but we think that some of the costs are an exaggeration because they just look at the cost for one home and they don't take into account the technologies that are needed for zero-carbon homes will go down [in cost] in the future," said John Alker from the organisation.

"Although the cost of building the home may be more, the cost of running the home will be less.

"Energy bills are going to be extremely low in the future as opposed to at the moment where gas and oil prices are going up and people are spending more on their electricity and gas bills," he continued.

The government has announced that it intends to double the number of eco-towns being built in the UK as it steps up efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of housing in the UK.

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