The way we build homes has evolved significantly in recent years as there is a growing importance on sustainable living and energy efficiency.  

Compared to older properties, new build homes offer a range of advantages when it comes to saving energy and reducing your environmental impact. Here are five key reasons why: 

  1. Modern Building Materials and Techniques

New build homes use state-of-the-art insulation materials and techniques. This includes high-performance insulation in walls and roofs and double or triple-glazed windows to minimise heat loss during the colder months and keep the interior cool during the warmer seasons.  

This insulation not only enhances comfort but also reduces the need for excessive heating or cooling, leading to significant energy savings. 

  1. Advanced Heating Systems

Modern new build homes often come equipped with a range of energy-efficient features, including heat pump systems.  

These eco-friendly homes now feature programmable thermostats, zone control, and heat recovery ventilation to operate more efficiently than traditional homes, utilising less energy to achieve the desired temperature.  

  1. Energy-Efficient Appliances and Lighting

Another advantage of living in a new build home is the inclusion of energy-efficient appliances and lighting fixtures.

From energy-efficient fridge freezers to washing machines and LED lighting, these appliances consume significantly less energy compared to older models which result in long-term savings on electricity bills.

  1. New Building Methods

Modern building practices ensure that new build homes adhere to significantly stricter standards to prioritise energy efficiency and sustainability.  

These modern methods of construction are transforming the new build landscape, offering homeowners the benefits of faster build times, reduced environmental impact and improved quality. 

  1. Renewable Energy Sources

Many new build homes now incorporate renewable energy sources. These features, such as solar panels, offer a clean and sustainable way to power and heat your home. 

By embracing these renewable resources, new builds not only contribute to a greener future, but also offer the potential for significant cost savings on your energy bills.  

Looking for an energy efficient new build home?

At Jelson Homes, we offer a range of stylish and sustainable new build homes designed with energy efficiency in mind.

If you are looking for your first or next home, why not explore our new homes for sale in the East Midlands and discover how you can make a positive impact on the environment, while enjoying the benefits of modern living.