Greens deliver affordable low energy housing

The new Shape Homes York homes being built at Lowfield Green have secured the highest-rated energy performance certificates (EPC) available, as the first residents move in.

Certificates issued for the homes fitted with photovoltaic cells have been independently assessed as being ‘A’ rated, with running costs expected to be about £350 per year.

Cllr Denise Craghill, Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods at City of York Council, said:

These certificates deliver on our promise for low-energy homes as part of our Housing Delivery Programme. The ratings are fantastic for the environment and for residents’ energy bills.

“With our next phase of shared ownership homes at Lowfield Green being allocated to the city’s invaluable key workers, this rating makes the homes an even more affordable option.

“These ‘A’ rated homes are a stepping stone towards the 112 zero carbon new homes planned for our next two sites at Duncombe Barracks in Clifton, and at Burnholme in Heworth.”

For more information on the low-energy homes at Lowfield Green, please visit

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