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Code For Sustainable Homes

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account his Department's Code for Sustainable Homes takes of provision for the offsetting of embodied energy in house building. (295538)

Embodied energy is addressed in two of the nine categories in the Code for Sustainable Homes:

the materials category rewards use of construction materials with lower embodied energy; and

the management category encourages construction sites to measure and reduce energy consumption.