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Energy Performance Certificates

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a property with a power shower is capable of achieving Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. (252301)

It is possible to have a power shower in a code level 6 home. The Code for Sustainable Homes is outcome based; it does not specify particular technologies or solutions. A code level 6 home must achieve a projected average water consumption of 80 litres per person per day, which is assessed through the code water calculator methodology. This approach allows greater flexibility for the designer as it enables them to decide which fixtures and solutions to use to achieve this target in each location.