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Where Are The Most Energy Efficient Homes In London?

20 September 2022 / Area Guides

It might come as something of a surprise, but five London Boroughs are ranked top for energy efficient homes in the country.

The largest percentage of highly rated homes of any local authority in the country lie in Tower Hamlets, says energy specialists BOXT, with 73 per cent of properties at a ‘C’ or above – where an ‘A’ is the highest Energy Performance Certificate rating given, ‘G’ the lowest.

Tower Hamlets has 33 percent better rated housing than the national average – 10 percent higher than the City of London, which lies in second place.

Hackney (58%), Southwark (57%) and Greenwich (55%) are also present in the top 10 for an energy performance rating of C or above.

According to Trust for London, this is because well-insulated properties tend to exist in “new build heavy” inner London boroughs where good loft and wall insulation, double or triple glazing and heat pumps are prevalent.

The difference between low and high Energy Performance Certificate ratings can mean a huge difference in energy bills. So check out these gems: 

High energy efficiency in Shoreditch

EPC rating: B

EPC potential: B  

This lovely second floor apartment will be warm in winter and cool in summer with excellent glazing and ventilation. Set in a secure gated block on Drysdale Street, at 1,256 square feet it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large open-plan kitchen and reception, and southwest facing balcony for afternoon sun. 

The apartment will be easy on your green travel credentials too, with transport links close at Old Street (Northern Line and National Rail), Shoreditch (Overground) and Liverpool Street (Central, Metropolitan, Elizabeth, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines and National Rail). You can walk to The City.

High ratings in high places

EPC rating: C

EPC potential: B  

This two-bed apartment is on the 21st floor of Avantgarde Tower. Looking out over stunning views of London, it has floor to ceiling windows that flood the large open-plan space and fully integrated kitchen with natural light.

Just one point away from a ‘B’ rating, the apartment has ultra modern air conditioning, a private balcony, twenty-four-hour concierge, a residents’ gym and a shared roof terrace.

To let: Aldgate efficiency

EPC rating: C

EPC potential: B

This property is just one point away from a ‘B’ rating, so it wouldn’t take much to make it even more energy efficient. 

A one-bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor of a modern development it has a well-proportioned reception room, Juliette-balcony, an open kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom. It also boasts 24-hour concierge, lift access, a communal gym, sauna, spa and access to a roof terrace.

To Let: Spitalfields savings

EPC rating: B

EPC potential: B

Already a ‘B’, this modern, two-bed sits in a small well-maintained development. It has an integrated kitchen open to a wooden floored reception room, two double bedrooms (one ensuite) plus a family bathroom.

Take a look through our site to explore the variety of properties we have to offer.

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