Designing and building new homes that are sustainable and energy efficient
With the average annual cost of energy bills for a 3-bed house set to rise to £3,500*, energy consumption is now more than ever a key consideration for all households. A new report recently published by the Home Builders Federation (HBF), “Watt a Save”, shows that in total, last year’s new build purchasers are saving more than £500m on annual energy bills and new build homes emit a third of the carbon of an older property, reducing carbon emissions by over 500,000 tonnes.
At Pat Munro Homes we are committed to designing new homes that satisfy the demands of modern day living especially when it comes to lowering energy consumption and reducing carbon emissions. All our homes are rated EPC B or above and are built to higher standards in-line with modern building regulations. Typically, older properties have lower ‘EPC’ ratings which in turn means you could spend more to run them every year.
Here are just a few of the ways in which we are designing our new homes with the latest technologies to meet the requirements for a top energy efficiency rating.
- Heating and hot water provided by energy efficient wet systems
- Air Source Heat Pumps at our Greenside, Rosemarkie development
- High Performance PVCu Windows - storm-proof and energy efficient to suit the Highland weather
- Rigid insulation between the timber studs to improve the thermal performance of the external walls
- PV panels as standard on all our homes at Whitehills View North - energy produced from the solar panels during the day can be used in your property to reduce your energy consumption
To read the full report by the Home Builders Federation view here
*Source: based on Ofgem price cap rates and customers with typical usage paying for dual fuel by direct debit.