People looking to switch energy suppliers in Scotland may find that they can significantly cut their bills by moving into a new environmentally-friendly house.
Scotland has unveiled the first of its New Energy Homes, which have been built to exacting eco-friendly standards and are designed to significantly reduce emissions, helping to cut the cost of energy bills.
So far 17 properties have been built in the Highlands and it is hoped the NEH properties prove to be attractive to buyers even during the current recession because of their ability to deliver cheap energy bills through improved efficiency.
"At a time when families across Scotland are feeling the pinch because of the economic downturn, this type of development points the way forward for more energy efficient, cost-saving homes," said housing minister Alex Neil.
"I hope that once the energy savings have been analysed the houses will have helped customers cut bills and ultimately reduce carbon emissions," he added.
The National Energy Foundation has recently urged the UK government to insist that all new homes are built with solar panels installed in them, in a move that would also help to create much cheaper energy bills for customers.
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