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22 November 2007

HIP Roll-out to the whole housing market from 14 December 2007

This morning Housing Minister Yvette Cooper has announced that the final commencement order for 1 and 2 bedroom properties will be laid tomorrow. This means that from the 14th December Home Information Packs will be compulsory for all properties which are marketed for sale.

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08 October 2007

ITV Westcountry are producing a new magazine show looking at all aspects of owning, buying and selling property. As part of the series they are keen to speak to house buyers from all over the country who want to purchase sustainable property in the South West area (Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset). If you want to find out more please contact Sevenstones Media:
Tel: 01208 812821
Email: chrisrowe@sevenstonesmedia.com
www.sevenstonesmedia.com

12 September 2007

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UK HOMES RATE POORLY ON GREEN SCALE

The Green Consumer Guide Reports "Four bedroom homes across the country are averaging a disappointing ā€œEā€ rating on energy efficiency, according to a new study on the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates...."
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04 June 2007

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GreenMoves' MD, Julian Brooks, speaks out in New Consumer magazine about why Ungreen Housebuilders must change their ways or lose out.
New Consumer Article

17 May 2007

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Julian Brooks of GreenMoves talks to Adrian Mills of Buy Association about Eco Homes - featuring also property journalist Jon Neale and John Slaughter from the Home Builders Federation talking about ways that you can clean up your act under your own roof.

30 March 2007

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GREENMOVES (literally) AT THE SEXY GREEN CAR SHOW!

GreenMoves visited the Sexy Green Car Show at the Eden Project to keep up to date with the latest in more environmentally friendly motoring. The show runs until April 15th. For further details visit <a href="http://www.edenproject.com/2538.html
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Photo shows GreenMoves MD, Julian Brooks, chatting about green buildings with Dick Strawbridge from BBC's "It's not Easy Being Green".

28 March 2007

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CHANNEL 4 SEEK PARTICIPANTS

Channel 4 have contacted us as they are making of a new series of 'A Place by the Sea', where they help house-hunting hopefuls find their dream home by the coast. They are now looking for people to take part in the new series - Are you looking to relocate, buy a second home or do you fancy your chances of starting a new business venture; maybe a B&B in the countryside or perhaps a trendy wine bar in the city? Would you like the help of some of Britain's finest property experts to snap up that best buy for you?

To contact the programme makers please call 'Jo' on (0161) 235 6567 or e-mail joh@fftv.co.uk

28 February 2007

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GOOD HOMES ALLIANCE LAUNCH

The Good Homes Alliance was launched today - 28th February 2007 - during a lunchtime session at Ecobuild in Earls Court, London.

The Alliance is a group of housing developers, building professionals and sustainability experts whose aim is to build and promote sustainable homes and communities, and to transform the whole of mainstream UK house building into a sustainable endeavour.
GreenMoves is a member.

Photograph shows GreenMoves MD Julian Brooks, with Chair of the GHA, Neil May and Vice-Chair Pete Halsall.

18 February 2007

QUOTE IN THE INDEPENDENT

GreenMoves' Julian Brooks in The Independent on Sunday - "The EPC makes the invisible visible so is likely to be used as a bargaining tool by buyers negotiating the price of a property," says Julian Brooks, managing director of the Green Moves website, which lists eco-friendly properties for sale. He adds that the future value of the home could be affected as buyers put a higher premium on eco-friendly homes."
Independent Article

14 February 2007

HIPS

Boost for energy performance certificates to help tackle climate change as part of 1st June HIPS package.

Communities and Local Government News Release 2007/0011. 25 January 2007

A new consultation published today will boost efforts to tackle climate change and promote energy efficiency by proposing estate agents must include Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) with their property particulars for the first time. This would give consumers better access to information, helping them make new green choices by comparing energy costs between homes.

EPCs, energy ratings for homes, will give consumers for the first time information about the energy efficiency of properties, and practical steps to reduce carbon emissions and save on energy bills.

To increase awareness of the benefits of undertaking environmental improvements, the Government is also proposing to make the EPC the first document in the Home Information Pack when launched on 1st June. The introduction of the EPCs has been given added urgency following the recent publication of the Stern report into climate change.

For more info
Communities and Local Government Website
GreenMoves UK Ltd0845 0944663E-mail: enquiries@greenmoves.com

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