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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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