Going Eco Friendly and what this entails
Refurbishing your property to make it more Eco Friendly used to be percieved as something of a different and impossible option, however this is now more achievable. For many this used to result to the prospect of investing in new fittings and the process of having these fittings installed by specialist, expensive contractors.
This is no longer such a “hard sell”. In recent years, utility bills have continued to spiral. As a result, this has made Eco Fixtures and Fittings more tempting given the energy and monetary savings which can be achieved. More than ever, the energy efficiency rating of a property is being considered more by the buyer on the way in. Given the investment which will have already been made to make the property more efficienct, buyers are will to pay up to £15000 more for an environmentally friendly home, according to research for the Energy Saving Trust.
With fuel costs rising through the roof and the introduction of energy performance certificates, buyers and tenants are ever more aware of the environmental impact of their homes, and developers should note that it really can pay to be green.