UK Residents Demanding Energy Efficient Homes

New research shows that over a fifth (22%) of the UK public want integrated energy efficient appliances and electric car charging points in their next home.

Respondents to the study, commissioned by Jackson-Stops, were asked to choose the three features they would most like to have in their next home. Nationally, features which would help reduce residents’ CO2 emissions were ranked as more important than living within close proximity (1 mile maximum) to good transport links (21%).

According to the report, Londoners showed the strongest preference towards reducing CO2 emissions in the survey, with 31% of London residents stating they would like energy efficient appliances and electric car charging points in their next property. When analyzing age splits, the younger generation were the most conscious of their carbon footprint when making property decisions, with a third (33%) stating they would like these features in their next home.

With England set to be the first country to introduce mandatory charging points for electric vehicles in new homes, the study notes that it is promising to see there is a clear demand from the UK public for properties which help residents reduce their carbon footprint. The responses encompass both renters and buyers alike, indicating that there is huge opportunity here not only for housebuilders and build to rent developers but also landlords and vendors.

 

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