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Energy-efficient homes 'still in demand'

Energy-efficient homes 'still in demand'

Category: Gas and electricity

Updated: 29/04/2009
First Published: 29/04/2009

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Energy-efficient homes are not suffering the same fall in demand as other types of property on the housing market.

This is the claim made by GreenMoves, an advisory firm for buying and selling such properties.

Managing director Julian Brooks said that demand remains for green homes and added that they are "slightly insulated from the problems that conventional house builder products have, in terms of trying to get sales".

Among the measures announced in the recent Budget was £100 million to be given to local authorities for building eco-friendly housing - which could lead to cheaper energy bills for consumers.

In total, £500 million was designated for housing projects.

Other eco-friendly measures in the Budget included £375 million to develop methods of using resources and energy in an efficient manner for households, businesses and public buildings.

At the time, Philip Wolfe, director general of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), said he is glad the government has responded to calls for action in the area.

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