27% of carbon emissions coming from residential property, warns AHIPP
 
With figures showing 27% of the country’s C02 emissions come from residential property, the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIIPP) believes the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) could prove a catalyst in significantly reducing carbon emission across the UK.

Mike Ockenden, director-general of (AHIIPP), said: "The introduction of the EPC will provide every homebuyer with a comprehensive report on the cost of running their potential new home – information that up until now has not been readily available. The certificates, along with additional incentives suggested by the Minister (Yvette Cooper), such as green mortgages and schemes to offer homebuyers cash to make energy saving alterations, will increase consumer awareness and will encourage homeowners to make a number of adjustments that will lead to savings – in both monetary and energy terms.

"It is a common misconception that it could prove very costly for consumers to make any changes to their homes without incurring huge costs that will not be recoupable for many years."

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