The best and worst places for energy efficiency in England and Wales

The installation company Everest has released figures revealing the best and worst areas in the England and Wales for energy efficiency.

Everest analysed the Energy Performance Certificates of over 15 million domestic properties in order to identify the ten best and worst performing areas.

The results are as follows:

The best rated areas in England and Wales

London is home to the most energy efficient properties in the country (most A- & B-rated EPCs), with Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and City of London in the top three.

In Tower Hamlets’ case this can be attributed to significant investment from local government in the energy efficiency of new build developments.

Source: https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/areas-for-energy-efficiency/64150/ 

The worst rated areas in England and Wales

The Isles of Scilly, Gwenedd and Ceredigon performed the worst when it came to energy efficiency.

However this is due to many properties on the western fringes of the country not being suitable for cavity wall insulation because of they are highly exposed to wind and driven rain. 

Source: https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/areas-for-energy-efficiency/64150/ 

What the data reveals

Although there are many factors to consider when suggesting energy efficiency improvements, the study highlights the cost effectiveness of such measures due to the 1,042,075 dwellings with an EPC rating of F or G paying an average of 3.5 times more than those with an A or B-rated EPC.

The study also highlights the efficacy of the EPC as a tool to measure and compare the energy efficiency of properties. To find out more about the EPC click here.


Article Published: 10th May 2019

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