Living in a green home

01/10/2015

News Release

HASTOE LAUNCHES ‘LIVING IN A GREEN HOME – REAL AFFORDABILTY’ REPORT

Hastoe has published a new report – ‘Living in a green home – real affordability’ – launched at an event at the Cellarium Cafe at Westminster Abbey.   The event, hosted by the Right Reverend Graham James, The Lord Bishop of Norwich, was an opportunity for guests to say a fond farewell to outgoing Hastoe Chair, Margaret Clark OBE and to welcome the new Chair, Ed Buscall.

The report highlights Hastoe’s experience of building to high environmental standards – including Passivhaus – and features real life stories of the residents living in the homes who reveal the positive impact these properties have had on their lives.

Sue Chalkley, Hastoe’s Chief Executive, said:  “Our experience has demonstrated that it is financially viable to develop to high environmental standards and that people want to live in these homes and benefit from the lower energy costs.  This is particularly important to us as a rural specialist, because many of our residents who live in areas off mains gas. 

The reality of modern day housing is that tenants, shared owners and purchasers are facing rising living costs. Building homes to high-energy efficiency standards is good for the environment and good for whole home affordability.”

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Notes to Editors:  For more information please contact Melissa Toomey, Head of Marketing and Communications, email mtoomey@hastoe.com, phone 020 8973 0458

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