New builds are becoming more energy efficient.
The new builds that are under construction in the UK are aiming to be more energy efficient and eco-friendly. They are being designed with modern adaptations to reduce their environmental impacts. Strict construction rules apply, including that gas boilers will be banned from UK homes that are built post-2025.
Homes across the UK account for more than 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. There are over 25 million homes in England and they produce more than 58 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. Hence, they are polluting the air more than the 27 million cars that are on the road.
The statistics shown above are due to the quality of residential properties as opposed to the quantity. We have some of the oldest houses in Europe, meaning they are poorly insulated and leak heat before they warm the building.