The majority of new homes in England are in the most energy efficient bands, according to latest figures.
In the last quarter 84% of new homes across the country were given an energy rating of A or B, compared to 79% in the previous quarter.
Statistics also show, 392,000 domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were lodged in England, an increase of 10% from the same quarter in 2019.
EPCs are mandatory for all domestic buildings and provide new home owners with an indicator on how energy efficient their property is and how they can save on costs.
Figures published last week highlight the continued work during the pandemic to keep the housing market open and increase the number of energy efficient homes.
Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said: