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Sustainable House Day

Buying

Do more: Research

By understanding your climate zone you’ll have a better idea of how to choose a home that works with your local climate, rather than against it.

Do less: Buying without understanding energy ratings

While the NatHERS energy rating is now required to be displayed on all new homes and homes bought off the plan, it’s not yet mandated for existing homes. If you’re buying an existing home, make sure to ask what the NatHERs rating is.

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Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS)

 

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