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Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the annual emissions savings which would be realised if all Government department headquarters buildings were fully to implement the recommendations made in respect of their assessments for energy performance certificates; and if she will make a statement. (290901)

We have not made such an estimate. Energy performance certificates (EPCs) are required on sale, rent or construction of all non-domestic properties from October 2008. Prior to this, EPCs were required on sale, rent or construction of non-domestic properties over 10,000 m2 from April 2008 and over 2,500 m2 from July 2008. Few Government department headquarter buildings would have required an EPC since their introduction.