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Net Zero carbon scheme launched for agents

A new membership scheme aiming to increase the industry’s energy efficiency credentials is being launched next year by allAgents.

The Sustainable Agent Scheme, a members owned organisation, is open to estate agents, letting agents and property management companies to voluntarily sign up and pledge to become a zero-carbon business and manager of carbon efficient or neutral residential properties.

allAgents director Vincent Friel , director at allAgents said “Signing up is just the beginning. With an estimated one-fifth of carbon dioxide emissions accounted for by residential homes, together we have a responsibility for helping to drive down the overall carbon footprint of properties under our management.

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“As an industry collective, we have the ability to negotiate deals in bulk, tap into grants and other resources both locally and nationally in order to achieve our objectives. There will be costs and time involved, however there will also be new income streams and new business opportunities.

“I am also confident that once established, industry bodies, suppliers and digital partners like our property portals will all support this initiative, with some even providing substantial subsidies in the form of discounts to service fees or equivalent financial support in order to help members achieve their net carbon goals.”

The scheme is set to launch in the first quarter of 2022 and a website has been set up for other details.

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