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First in the UK

 

Working in partnership with Nottingham City Homes, Melius Homes are delivering the first Energiesprong project in the UK.

 

Energiesprong is a transformational approach to delivering better homes.

 

Listen to what one of the residents said about the scheme when interviewed by

BBC East Midlands. 

 

 

 

Energiesprong UK BBC News December 17 from Energiesprong UK on Vimeo.

 

 

Giving home energy efficiency a Stamp Duty nudge

Unless we create real consumer demand for home energy improvements all other policy initiatives will be either very expensive or require strong (and brave) legislation.  An alternative / precursor could be a behavioural nudge at a critical decision point (a house purchase) with the specific intent to influence purchase price. 

 

Nudging Stamp Duty up / down based on the homes energy rating can be revenue neutral to HM Treasury, and it can be introduced progressively to avoid a backlash. Nearly all the mechanisms already exist. 

 

The deeper you probe the better it looks. 

 

For questions or comments please email: tellmemore@meliushomes.co.uk or use LinkedIn.

 

 

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