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Departmental Energy

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by her Department and its agency was in each of the last three years; (302939)

(2) what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by her Department and its agencies was in each year for which figures are available.

OGC publish central Government Departments’ Display Energy Certificate (DEC) operational ratings on a building by building level twice a year. The most recent data, published on 31 July 2009, contains DEC data up to and including 28 February. Data relating to the month ending 30 September will be published on 18 December. More information on this can be found on the appropriate website

www.ogc.gov.uk/sustainability_programme_progress

The table OGC is publishing will also include DEC reference numbers for each building, which can be used to view each building’s advisory report on the following website:

https://www.ndepcregister.com/home.html

The answer is also included in the tables:

2007-08

Building

Rating

Score

9 Whitehall

E

118

22 Whitehall

D

87

26 Whitehall

E

112

36 Whitehall

D

88

70 Whitehall

E

122

35 Great Smith Street

F

137

67 Tufton Street

E

120

Admiralty Arch

E

110

Admiralty House

E

110

Downing Street

D

76

Central Office of Information

G

206

Emergency Planning College (Main)

C

74

Emergency Planning College (Accommodation Block)

C

67

Building

Rating

Score

2008-09

9 Whitehall

E

125

22 Whitehall

E

118

26 Whitehall

E

121

36 Whitehall

D

84

70 Whitehall

E

111

35 Great Smith Street

F

133

67 Tufton Street

G

190

Admiralty Arch

E

119

Admiralty House

F

135

Downing Street

E

101

Central Office of Information

G

223

Emergency Planning College (Main)

D

83

Emergency Planning College (Accommodation Block)

C

65

There are a number of factors that account for the increase in DEC ratings to the Cabinet Office buildings. The most significant factor being that currently many staff are working longer hours and at weekends. The increased intensity of use is not considered when evaluating DECs.

The Cabinet Office central London estate has applied and been accepted for a grant of £681,000.00 from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Low Carbon Technology Scheme to undertake a number of carbon saving initiatives.