Energy efficiency improvements boost house prices


Energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England according to new research from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc), writes Utility Week.

The report, which took into account over 300,000 property sales in England between 1995 and 2011, states that “energy efficiency is now a key factor influencing the sale price of most residential dwellings in England”.

For an average home in the country, improving its EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) from band G to E, or from band D to B, could mean adding more than £16,000 to the sale price of the property.

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