"There is very much a parallel between the legislative need for lower energy and the need amongst occupiers and owners to get their bills down," he explains.
The scheme will give people a chance to "design, build, refurbish and manage" their homes to minimise their consumption of fuel.
One likely benefit of this is a reduction in energy usage and, as such, the arrival of cheap gas and cheap electricity bills.
Climate change minister Greg Barker says about 100,000 properties have already made changes to improve efficiency.
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