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BRE certifications have been associated with a set of benefits, ranging from environmental to financial.


Malta, 2004

       Compliance with environmental requirements from occupiers, planners, development

          agencies, and developers


       Easier planning permit by demonstrating sustainability credentials to planning authorities


       Providing a methodical tool for benchmarking buildings


        Improved image and added real-estate value to the construction


       Possibility of achieving higher rental incomes


        Higher building efficiency translating into lower running costs


        Healthier and safer place for people to work and live


       Meeting the requirements of the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships


       Pre-empting future regulation: EU Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings and

          UK Building Regulations 2005



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              9 NHER SAP assessments for EcoHomes


Households in fuel poverty are defined as having to spend 10% or more of their income on heating their homes, and number some 6.8 million in the UK.

Fuel poverty results from factors such as inefficient heating equipment and low household income.

Cold related illnesses cost the National Health System an estimated 1 billion per year in treatment, and are responsible for the deaths of some 22,700 older people.

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