A new home built to 2010 regulations will use a remarkable 40% less energy than an equivalent home built new in 2006. New homes are also capable of halving carbon emissions from around 8.5 tonnes to 3.7 tonnes per annum. They have built-in water saving features and use recycled, renewable and environmentally friendly materials wherever possible. Every new home needs an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to show its level of energy efficiency. A brand new home is four times more energy efficient on average than an older one. Choosing a new home is a big decision for you, your family – and the environment. Buying a new Steven Ewing & Sons Home could be your first step towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
Improved insulation and robust windows and doors help keep out the draughts and retain the warmth. Modern central heating systems reduce the amount of energy used to heat the home which not only helps save on carbon emissions but can lead to lower fuel bills too! At BLSE Homes, we make sure each development is designed carefully to blend in with its local environment but also to maximise natural light within the home. This helps avoid too much reliance on additional lighting with a corresponding reduction in energy consumption. Various devices such as dual flush toilets and energy saving lightbulbs also help us commit to a more eco-friendly way of living. BLSE Homes takes its environmental responsibilities seriously, considering the use of recycled materials wherever possible and aiming to increase the proportion of new homes built on previously used land.
How energy efficient is your home? Energy ratings tell you how energy efficient a home is. New homes already have an energy rating applied to them but UK and EU legislation means that they will soon apply to all homes. There are two main energy ratings within the UK – the SAP rating and the NHER rating. SAP – is the standard assessment procedure – the government's recommended system for the home energy rating. The SAP energy cost rating is based on energy costs for space and water heating only. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient the home and the lower the corresponding fuel bills will be.