Green. It's the word that's on everyone's lips. Caring for our environment and doing our bit for its future is so important to us all. And that means with our homes too... where the facts are plain to see.
Each year, a new home generates only around one third of the carbon produced by the average older property. So a new Dandara home's impact on the environment is considerably lower. Of course, this also brings you great savings on your energy bills; something that will make owners of older homes go green... with envy.
The energy efficiency of a new Dandara home
A lot goes into a Dandara home. But we are happy to say, they are so energy efficient that not a lot comes out! We continue to build homes to changing requirements, using new materials, methods and technologies to maximise energy efficiency. Which means less waste and for all of our homeowners, more all-round savings.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
We explain more here about what they are, what they include and what energy ratings mean.
An EPC gives you an indication of the energy efficiency of your new home. It considers things like how well insulated the property is and how much your bills might cost. It does this on a traffic light system with ratings from A to G ('A' being the most efficient). For you, most new Dandara homes will be rated as 'B'.
There are four sections of information that detail the energy efficiency of your new home.
Section 1: General information This includes general details about the property and an estimate of how much your bills might be, based on the energy rating your home has been given.
Section 2: The energy rating This is where the property is given an A-G rating. You will also be given an Environmental Impact Carbon Dioxide rating. Plus, for homes that have a low efficiency rating, advice will be given on how CO2 emissions could be reduced.
Section 3: Recommendations The EPC also includes any ways that can help improve energy efficiency ratings, how much these may cost, and what these changes could help you potentially save.
Section 4: Summary This is a final summary of the property and its features, including their individual energy ratings.
An EPC is calculated based on the government's Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). When your home is assessed, it will be given a number rating (from 1 to 100). The score is split into bands - which then determine how energy efficient your home is. This is your Energy Efficiency Rating (EER). The higher this is, the more efficient your home is - which equals paying less to keep it running. Now that's a win-win!