The Public Want Cheaper Mortgages for Greener Homes

The Public Want Cheaper Mortgages for Greener Homes

Over 60% of individuals in the UK believe that mortgages should be cheaper for those who carry out green home improvements.   However, research conducted by Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat, also revealed the level of confusion among households about what those upgrades should

Ecology Building Society raises the bar on self- and custom-build homes

Ecology Building Society raises the bar on self- and custom-build homes

Ecology Building Society has raised the entry criteria for its range of green mortgages for self- and custom-build in a drive to encourage and accelerate the construction of energy efficient homes to help meet the UK’s net-zero ambitions.   The sustainable lender has increased the minimum energy rating level (or Standard

Designing low carbon buildings – new toolkit from Swansea experiences

Designing low carbon buildings - new toolkit from Swansea experiences

The team that designed and built two low carbon buildings which generate their own energy at Swansea University, is publishing a toolkit of the design principles that they used.   The aim is to encourage others to construct similar “Active Buildings” as it would drastically cut the UK’s carbon

New Green Home Grant Scheme Launches

New Green Home Grant Scheme Launches

Homeowners and landlords can now see for themselves how the government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme can help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.   Business and Energy Secretary Alok Sharma recently unveiled a new opportunity for consumers to get tips for making their homes more energy efficient, and details

New partnership to deliver zero-carbon affordable homes

Developer Hill Group has formed a joint venture partnership with Bioregional Homes to build zero-carbon, affordable homes that are for sale to local people.   The partnership will embrace Bioregional Homes’ One Planet Living® principles – building homes that are zero carbon, from sustainable materials using modern methods of construction