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Housing: Carbon Emissions

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what records her Department keeps of the number and location of zero carbon homes. (176171)

The Government do not currently keep records of individual homes built to a zero carbon standard.

However, the Government are committed to making it mandatory for all new homes to have a rating against the Code for Sustainable Homes. Once this comes into force all code certificates which are issued will be logged on a central database and will indicate where homes have achieved the zero carbon standards and the location of those homes. Access to and use of this data is subject to existing data protection safeguards.