Discover New Energy-Efficient Homes from Dandara


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 energy-efficient 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, energy efficiency in a new Dandara home has a significantly lower impact on the environment than an older home. Of course, this also brings you great savings on your energy bills with much lower running costs; something that will make owners of older properties 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.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

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'.

Older homes are commonly rated between C to G, and the impact of a poor energy efficiency rated home on your monthly running costs will be significant, literally £££s a year. You’re likely to notice the difference on your pocket when you buy a new home, especially considering energy prices. And of course, you will feel like you are doing your bit for the environment by having a positive impact on reducing carbon emissions. 

What is included in the EPC?

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.

What are EPC ratings based on?

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!

*Source: HBF – Greener, Cleaner, Cheaper - Energy report for new build homes 
& HBF - Watt a Save Energy report EPCs are not issued on IOM or Jersey developments