The Benefits of an Eco-Home

Wednesday 16th August 2017

A new report published by leading global real estate advisors CBRE Residential reveals the full environmental impact of residential property. The report also looks at how to create an eco-friendly home and the long-term Advantages of such action.

Half of the CO2 in the UK is from fossil fuel consumption in the building and use of buildings, with housing alone generates 29% of UK emissions.

Jennet Siebrits, Head of Residential Research at CBRE UK, commented:  “A green home is designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. The underlying design focusses on using as little water, energy resources and building materials as possible, and thereby creating a smaller impact on the environment.

“As The benefits of ‘going green’ are clear from an environmental perspective. The earth’s resources are limited and we are using more than the earth can regenerate. In 2016 we used around 1.6 times the earth’s resources.  We mustn’t underestimate that the construction and running of a residential property has a big impact on the environment. In most developed nations household electricity use generally makes up about a third of total electricity consumption,” Siebrits concluded.

CBRE’s research demonstrates the financial benefits attached to the eco-friendly property and how long-term monetary savings, mostly from the reduction of energy-hungry white goods and appliances, provides the economic incentive for homeowners to pay for environmental attributes in a home.

Download the report here. Source CBRE.

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Wednesday 16th August 2017

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