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Home Information Packs: Standards

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when standard assessment procedures for home information pack accreditation schemes will be operational in England. (193039)

[holding answer 10 March 2008]: Energy assessments for dwellings on construction are based on a single common methodology called the “Standard Assessment Procedure”. Energy performance certificates for newly built homes are produced using this procedure, and will be required from 6 April under the regulations implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.