The new figures include information based on the needs of five different types of residential building

The new figures include information based on the needs of five different types of residential building

The Energy Saving Trust has published its annual updated energy saving figures, which for the first time include the potential energy and monetary savings for five different types of home. The report also finds that over 60 per cent of British households’ energy bills is spent on heating.

3 February 2014 – Energy Saving Trust has published its annual updated energy saving figures for Britain. The figures reflect the latest fuel prices and evidence and calculate the amount of money and CO2 British households could save through energy efficiency.

For the first time on the Trust’s website, energy and money saving figures are published for five different home types so that householders can pinpoint the specific savings they can make in their home.

Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: “In recent years we’ve seen a marked increase in interest from householders seeking information about energy efficiency. With householders taking a much keener interest, we’re now giving more detailed information as we know there is a genuine appetite for it.

“Our figures now show potential monetary savings for five different home types from a detached house to a mid-floor flat, and a range of options depending on whether someone is topping up their loft or insulating for the first time, or switching from a G-rated boiler to an A-rated, or a D-rated to an A-rated.

“We’re considered to hold the gold standard for energy saving statistics and it’s vital that householders get the latest impartial information to inform their decision-making.”

Figures also released by the Energy Saving Trust today show that 62 per cent of the average household’s bill goes towards heating homes (both space and water heating).

The Energy Saving Trust has revealed that in an uninsulated home the walls are the worst offenders for heat loss, with a third (33 per cent) of all lost heat going through the walls. The roof was named as the second worst offender for heat loss with just over a quarter (26 per cent) going through the roof.

Sellwood added: “It’s not rocket science to say that the cheapest energy is the energy not used. There’s been a lot of debate about green taxes, fracking and coal and nuclear powered stations. Pound for pound, making our homes efficient unequivocally remains by far the most cost-effective thing to do to help reduce energy demand, tackle rising fuel bills and make our homes warmer and healthier.”

For further information, please visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk or download the figures.