Housebuilders must stay ahead of the curve on energy contracts

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Keeping future schemes low-cost and low-carbon in a rapidly changing market is a huge challenge but flexibility with energy providers is key, writes Frederick Davies

Energy prices are rising and putting a squeeze on household budgets. While the focus of debate is currently on how people and businesses will navigate the next 12 months, for housebuilders the longer-term headache is keeping future schemes low cost and low carbon in a fast-moving market. To this end, housebuilders and their development teams need to think very carefully and skilfully manage three variables: new technologies, rising prices, and the reputational demands of meeting environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials.

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