New houses save on energy

Families who live in new-build homes built to 2013 standards could save more than £1400 a year on their energy bills compared to older homes, according to new analysis by NHBC and Zero Carbon Hub.

A typical four-bedroom Victorian home is more than twice as expensive to run compared to an equivalent new-build home built to 2013 levels of energy efficiency.

NHBC and the Zero Carbon Hub carried out an analysis of new figures on projected energy emissions published in September by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The analysis of DECC’s figures reveal an enormous gulf between the energy costs of running older homes compared to new ones.