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Energy Efficiency (Building Regulations)

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with stakeholders on the use of low energy technology to achieve compliance with planning regulations. (96716)

[holding answer 25 October 2006]: Amended Building Regulations were introduced in April 2006 to improve mandatory standards for energy efficiency and encourage the use of low energy technologies. In advance of this amendment a comprehensive review took place, including a formal public consultation exercise, involving a wide range of stakeholders. Improving compliance with the requirements of the Building Regulations featured prominently in this review.