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EPC figure show new build homes more energy efficient says Jenrick

The number of Energy Performance Certificates issued for new build homes in England rose 16 per cent in the year to June according to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The department says that in the 12 months to June, 251,000 EPCs were recorded for new build homes. 

For the same period for Wales, 9,000 EPCs were lodged, up 17 per cent on a year earlier. 


From April to June 2021, 85 per cent of new properties in England were awarded an A or B rating, while in Wales the figure was 86 per cent.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick says: “This government acted decisively to keep the housing market open and operating safely during the pandemic. We are now seeing the benefit as these latest figures indicate an increase in supply of green homes.


“Not only do we want to build back better, we want to make sure homes across the nation are fit for the future, better for the environment and more affordable for homeowners to heat. Our environmental targets will be fair and affordable to everyone.”

The government’s Future Homes Standard means that by 2025 all new homes must emit at least 75 per cent fewer carbon emissions against current build standards.


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