Figures published by the Government on Thursday have shown a significant increase in the number of energy efficient homes. 

In the last quarter, 84% of new homes across the country were given an energy rating of A or B compared to 79% in the previous quarter. This means the majority of new homes in England are now in the most energy efficient bands.

Statistics also show, 392000 domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were logged in England, an increase of 10% from the same quarter in 2019.

EPCs are mandatory for all domestic buildings and provide new home owners with an indicator on how energy efficient their property is and how they can save on costs.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said  “Building back greener and delivering quality energy efficient homes is a priority for this government and these figures highlight our commitment to helping people keep household bills low for people, while looking towards a more sustainable future.”