It was recently in the press that the cost of energy has gone up by a staggering 63% in the last 5 years. Aside from the fact that it couldn’t have come at a worse time with the recession and household budgets being increasingly squeezed, it doesn’t bode well for the future.
Unless you happen to live in a Passivhaus that is. With energy efficient technologies advancing all the time and providing better returns, it’s making increasingly sense to retrofit period properties to be low energy and build to Passivhaus standard. Making a period property airtight and installing energy efficient technologies such as MVHR, solar panels and PV cells can significantly reduce energy bills, and by going fully Passiv this can be by as much as 90%. For a new build, it seems (to us at least!) like a bit of a no brainer to build as low energy as you possibly can
So as fuel prices continue to rocket, that return on your investment will be repaid in record time.