With the cost of living on the rise, it comes as no surprise that we are trying to cut costs in as many places as possible. For new-build buyers, energy efficiency is possibly more of a priority now than ever before. However, many of us underestimate just how much we could save by going greener in the home.

Interestingly, 69% of new-build buyers in Bristol stated that EPC ratings are extremely or very important to them, and with more than 80% of new-build homes now coming with an EPC rating of A or B, the choice is broad for new homeowners. *

According to Zoopla, new-build homes can offer a huge 52% discount on running costs compared to older properties of equal or similar size. But when asked, 6 out of 10 people thought the savings would be much smaller, and a third thought you could only save 20% on your annual energy costs. *

Looking to the future, homes built after 2025 will be guaranteed to produce 75-80% less carbon emissions than those built now. *

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*Zoopla surveyed 2,615. Respondents had either bought a home in the last 18 months or intend to buy one over the next 18 months.