Green house grading scheme is essential – Lawther

Alliance Antrim Councillor, Alan Lawther, stated that an energy-efficiency grading scheme for homes is essential to help protect the environment.

Cllr Lawther said: “Alliance called for the introduction of an energy efficiency rating scheme for homes as part of our party manifesto.

“Such an initiative would provide home buyers with chance to see how environmentally-friendly the home they might buy is. Having a high level of energy efficiency will mean that the cost of heating the home will decrease, thus helping eradicate fuel poverty.

“This type of grading system would greatly encourage homeowners to increase the energy efficiency of their house, in order to gain a better rating to attract more potential buyers.

“The grading system would take into account issues like how well insulated a property is, or if it has double-gazing or not.

“Alliance wants to see this scheme implemented to ensure that every possible effort is made to protect the environment.”


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