New figures show an increase in supply of energy efficient homes.

In the 12 months to June 2021, 251,000 EPCs were lodged for new build homes, an increase of 16% on the previous year.

This now means 85% of homes in England and Wales are in the highest energy efficient bands with an energy rating of A or B.

Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, said: “This government acted decisively to keep the housing market open and operating safely during the pandemic. We are now seeing the benefit as these latest figures indicate an increase in supply of green homes.

“Not only do we want to build back better, we want to make sure homes across the nation are fit for the future, better for the environment and more affordable for home-owners to heat. Our environmental targets will be fair and affordable to everyone.”

The government’s Future Homes Standard is hoping to ensure that new homes produce “at least 75% lower CO2 emissions compared to those built to current standards.”

You can see the full data here.