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Housing: Carbon Emissions

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much money has been allocated from the Environmental Action Fund for the construction of zero-carbon housing. (249738)

The conditions of the Environmental Action Fund did not allow grant funding for construction work. It did support several projects by voluntary and community sector organisations which encouraged sustainable consumption in the construction industry, among building professionals, communities or householders/buyers.

Examples of Government support to the house-building sector for the construction of zero carbon housing are: the Zero Carbon Hub, the Carbon Challenge Programme and the Low Impact Building Innovation Platform.