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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total carbon emissions from his Department’s buildings in each year since 1997. (89466)

Total carbon emissions from 1 Horse Guards road were calculated at 4,662 tonnes by the Carbon Trust in March 2005 based on energy consumption data for the first full year of occupation following the refurbishment of the building. Subsequent investment has been made in improving lighting and temperature controls to further reduce emissions.