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Departmental Air Conditioning

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many of his Department’s buildings are equipped with air conditioning systems with greater than 250kW of output; how many of these systems have been inspected under the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each inspection report; (272145)

(2) how much has been spent by his Department on carrying out inspections of air conditioning systems within departmental buildings in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.

The Department occupies one building which falls within the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings (certificates and inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007. The cost of carrying out the inspection of the air-conditioning system was £1,437.50. A copy of the inspection report will be placed in the Libraries of the House.