24 Feb

Energy efficiency measure more affordable

Energy efficiency measure more affordable

Buy-to let-investors looking to make their property to rent in the UK more eco-friendly could benefit from government funding.

There are many funding options for the installation of simple green measures, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Carbon emissions need to be cut by 34 per cent to meet government targets by 2020, and retrofitting is being encouraged.

Schemes currently being developed as part of the Green Deal could make home improvements more affordable for landlords and homeowners.

Peter Bolton King, chief executive of the NAEA, said: "It is important that homeowners are aware of the options available to them.

"Loans made available under the government's Green Deal ... will assist further in helping homeowners to invest in low carbon solutions."

A recent survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that energy used in building accounts for 43 per cent of carbon emissions in the UK.

The CBI argues that more details on how the Green Deal will be financed and promoted will encourage homeowners to support government plans.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800426396-ADNFCR

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