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Energy-saving homes lead the way at Elba Park

Energy-saving homes lead the way at Elba Park

Thanks to modern design, materials and construction techniques, new homes are far more energy efficient today than they were just a decade ago – which means fewer harmful emissions and significant savings on fuel bills.

Why the time is right for the Government's Green Deal

Why the time is right for the Government's Green Deal

This year will see the Government’s Green Deal programme gather momentum. Through the deal, homeowners will be able to install green, energy saving systems onto their properties with no up front costs.

Cheshire 'eco mansion' finalist in NW Building Excellence Awards

Cheshire 'eco mansion' finalist in NW Building Excellence Awards

A Cheshire based property, dubbed ‘the next generation of luxury home’, has been selected as a finalist in The LABC North West Building Excellence Awards for ‘Best Individual Dwelling’.

Shedding some light on solar panels

Solar panels may help cut electricity bills, but with more households choosing to install the renewable energy technology, a number of issues are now arising when home owners come to sell.

Speller Metcalfe shortlisted for Greenbuild Awards 2013

Speller Metcalfe shortlisted for Greenbuild Awards 2013

Speller Metcalfe’s Small Works Eco Vicarage project has made the finals of the Greenbuild Awards in the Domestic New Build category.

Ecology launches new discounts for energy efficiency

Ecology Building Society launches an updated C-Change sustainable homes scheme, offering interest rate discounts of up to 1.25% on mortgages for homes that meet recognised energy standards.

Local companies join forces to make renewable heating clearer

Two local companies have teamed up to help property owners make sense of popular, new renewable heating technologies and the latest government financial incentives.

Morris Homes launches zero carbon homes in Peterborough

Morris Homes launches zero carbon homes in Peterborough

Award-winning housebuilder Morris Homes is launching the first phase of unique zero carbon properties at its landmark Peterborough development this weekend.

No carbon footprint with luxury faux flooring

No carbon footprint with luxury faux flooring

Moduleo is proud to announce the launch of its latest product Ethnic Wenge; a popular finish which offers a durable and stylish alternative to its natural, endangered counterpart.

Air source heat pumps gaining popularity when living off grid

Renewable energy specialist Renewables Guide reports air source heat pumps gaining popularity for those homes not connected to the national grid.

Energy efficient homes on their way to buyers in Peterborough

Energy efficient homes on their way to buyers in Peterborough

The first eco-friendly homes to be built at a major new housing development in Peterborough are to become available to buyers from this September.

Solar customers make daylight savings on energy bills

With a third of households (32%) already finding energy bills unaffordable, new findings from uSwitch.com show that 70% of households believe solar panels are a good way of lowering energy bills.

New build homes cut energy costs by up to 47%

New build homes cut energy costs by up to 47%

Family Mosaic highlights how living in today’s new homes developments such as Highbury Park in Islington could create annual home savings of around 55% on gas and electricity spending – that’s over £1,300 in today’s market, according to the NHBC Foundation and Zero Carbon Hub.

‘Free solar energy’ with new homes at Oak Tree Court

House-hunters are being offered a unique opportunity to receive free solar energy ‘for life’ when they reserve one of the final three properties available at Oak Tree Court in Tollerton, Nottinghamshire.

Energy savings at Oak Tree Court

Energy savings at Oak Tree Court

With their grandchildren’s futures firmly in mind, Bob and Judy Burlton are taking a long-sighted approach to choosing a sustainable new home in Nottinghamshire.