Between 2014 and 2050 the UK aims to have reduced the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted by 80%. An ambitious by achievable target that can be met.
UK properties are measured for energy efficiency and assigned an Energy Performance Rating (EPC). Ratings are improving, with the average UK property going from an E to D in the last eight years. We’re also seeing an increase in the amount of properties that are being built to meet Zero Carbon Standards; these are properties which exceed A on the EPC rating scale.
We're also making more effort at home: between 1996 and 2012 the amount of UK homes with cavity wall insulation rose from 3% to 43%, more homes than ever have double glazing, and homeowners are paying more attention to the energy efficiency of their home appliances.
To learn more about how eco-friendly British homes are, take a look at the infographic below, and learn how you can save energy and improve your EPC rating.