While many homeowners could be looking to switch gas and electricity companies in pursuit of cheaper rates, a property website is to allow buyers to search for homes by efficiency rating.
NetMovers plans to introduce the feature by February next year that will rank all the properties on its database by efficiency rating and enable concerned prospective buyers to go directly to the homes that are likely to have the lowest emissions and energy bills.
All properties are required to attain an Energy Performance Certificate, which allocates ratings between A and G, with A being the highest potential score.
Rick Jones, operations and development executive of NetMovers, said: "Adopting a green attitude will help reduce carbon emissions and encourage the public to adopt a healthy attitude when it comes to buying and selling houses."
He added that the company hopes the wider property market will follow its lead and enable buyers to search by efficiency rating.
Homeowners have the option of buying microgeneration equipment in order to generate their own green electricity.
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