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UK stats say rehabbing existing houses greener than new

March 17, 2008

A recent article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper reports that the Empty Homes Agency charity (UK), suggests that developers have overestimated the amount of overall CO2 saved by building new energy-efficient homes. Its report, titled ‘New Tricks With Old Bricks’, says reusing and refurbishing existing and empty properties could actually save more carbon dioxide than constructing new ones.

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