Majority of Brits want their new home to be environmentally sustainable - Mortgage Introducer


  • Date: 24/07/2018

The majority (78%) of people consider the environmentally sustainable performance of a building important when choosing a new home, BLP Insurance has found. More than four-fifths (81 %) of respondents in London thought the long term environmental and sustainable performance of a new home is important versus Sheffield (68 %) and Newcastle (75%).

Kim Vernau, chief executive of BLP Insurance, said: “As people become increasingly concerned about environmental issues, demand for environmentally sustainable features for new homes will continue to grow.

“Initiatives such as the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) will help finance an increase in sustainable homes by incentivising building owners to improve the energy efficiency of their properties or acquire already efficient buildings.

“It’s not just buyers but prospective tenants that are more alert to sustainability. With more detailed and transparent data now available to consumers at all levels, and new energy standards being implemented, landlords and developers will need to adapt, taking steps to improve the efficiency of properties in the market.”

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