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Building Regulations: Energy

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will undertake research into levels of compliance with building regulations relating to energy efficiency. (281240)

The Department has ongoing plans to undertake research into levels of compliance with building regulations relating to energy efficiency. We recently completed a joint project with the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes (EEPfH) looking at compliance levels for new homes built to 2006 Part L standards. The report has been published at the EEPfH website at:

www.eeph.org.uk

We have also studied compliance levels for non-domestic buildings and for work to existing buildings. A consultation document published on 18 June outlines our proposals to strengthen Part L standards by 25 per cent. in 2010 including measures to further improve compliance and a strategy for further research. The document can be viewed at:

www.communities.gov.uk/consultations