‘In 2004, more than a quarter of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions – a major cause of climate change – came from the energy we use to heat, light and run our homes.’ *
At Skipton Properties we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. We constantly strive to minimise our impact on the environment through reducing our reliance on virgin material, increasing insulation levels, using more efficient systems and encouraging green energy use.
Your Skipton Properties home will have an Energy Efficiency Rating and Environmental Impact Rating of A or B (the average home in England is D or E).
On average a new home uses 40% less energy than an old home, buying new will therefore save you money and help the environment too.
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[service icon=”moon-home-2″ size=”25″ color=”#5992CA” title=”The benefits of added insulation”]A properly insulated home could save you £175 a year on your energy bills*. You’re reducing your carbon footprint and your costs.[/service]
[service icon=”moon-image” size=”25″ color=”#5992CA” title=”PVCu windows”]Timber window frames offer very low insulation. We use PVCu to increase the level of insulation in our homes. Timber wood frames also require a lot of upkeep, usually a repaint approximately every 5 years. Whereas uPVC never rots, flakes or fades. In addition, we’ve challenged many people to spot the difference between the older timber frame windows and PVCu windows and no one could![/service]
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We are committed to reducing our dependence on virgin material. Over the past 2 years we have reduced it by 50%.[/service]
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[service icon=”moon-wave-2″ size=”25″ color=”#5992CA” title=”Underfloor heating on select homes”]Underfloor heating not only gives you more usable space in your home, but requires lower temperatures than your conventional radiators thus saving you money. In addition, it heats the room evenly and prevents floor draughts.[/service]
[service icon=”moon-sun-2″ size=”25″ color=”#5992CA” title=”Solar water heating on select homes”]Solar water panels create energy from sunlight, reducing your reliance on external energy sources for your hot water. Your solar panels will work all year round – it’s a myth that it needs to be a clear sunny day![/service]
[service icon=”moon-lamp-3″ size=”25″ color=”#5992CA” title=”Solar panels (PV) on select homes”]Photovoltaic panels (PV) create electricity. You are paid for the electricity you generate through the governments Feed in Tariff (FIT). Your bills will be significantly reduced and you could earn a significant income over 25 years. In addition you can reduce your C02 emissions by a tonne in a year!*[/service]
*Sources: Energy Saving Trust and Planning Portal