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THE ‘GREEN’ MORTGAGE MESSAGE IS SPREADING

GOOD IDEAS TEND TO SPREAD FAST – AND THIS SEEMS TO BE THE CASE WITH THE CONCEPT OF BRINGING ENERGY EFFICIENCY TO THE HEART OF MORTGAGES.

Earlier this year we looked at how LENDERS, a project involving Energy Saving Trust, BRE, Nationwide and others, is looking to find ways to bring accurate projections on energy bill costs into mortgage calculations.

Now, a continent-wide initiative, The European Energy Efficiency Mortgage, has launched, aligning some big players in lending, building and energy. It is looking at energy efficiency’s links to a reduced probability of default on payments – something that ultimately lead to more attractive lending rates offered. There will also be an exploration into the effect of en