The most energy-efficient housing areas are revealed — plus the least efficient too

Overhead shot of homes with solar panels
The ten most and least energy-efficient areas for homes in England and Wales have been revealed (Image credit: Getty Images)

The most and least energy-efficient housing areas in England and Wales have been revealed in a new study.

Conducted by energy experts at Utility Bidder, the analysis used official government data to assess average energy consumption, CO2 emissions, heating costs, and hot water costs, ultimately awarding each local authority an ‘Energy Efficiency Score’ out of 10.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.