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Building Regulations: Energy

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to amend building regulations to encourage a reduction in energy consumption through heating and lighting controls. (293822)

Part L of the Building Regulations, 'Conservation of fuel and power', sets minimum energy efficiency standards for buildings and fixed building services, including heating and lighting controls. My Department has recently consulted on proposed amendments to Part L that would strengthen these standards and that are planned to come into effect in October 2010 (see

www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/partlf2010consultation)