At the end of last week, a new research project, LENDERS, funded by InnovateUK and being run by the UK Green Building Council, The Nationwide Building Society and others, was launched in London. Presentations were made by DECC, UK-GBC, The Nationwide Building Society and BRE
What it was about
LENDERS will build the evidence base for using more accurate estimates of energy bills in mortgage affordability calculations. If successful it could allow higher lending for more efficient properties and eventually lead to a greater link between efficiency and property value.