The nation's housing stock could be transformed if making an energy comparison between houses was made easier, it has been claimed.
Brian Berry, external affairs director at the Federation of Master Builders, said that increasing knowledge and interest about improving the energy rating of a property will help to boost the sustainability of the country's housing stock.
Speaking at the Cut the Carbon webinar, Mr Berry said: "Very few people are actually asking about the energy rating of a property and that is key in terms of transforming our housing stock to make it more energy efficient."
He added that there may be a need to consider the introduction of fiscal incentives to help boost demand among consumers to make improvements to their home.
Improving the efficiency of a property can do more than just affect the value of a home. Owners of well-insulated properties may find they have cheap energy bills as less power is needed to keep the buildings warm.
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