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Energy Performance Certificates

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1193W, on energy performance certificates, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report commissioned from AECOM. (308740)

The full evaluation of the EPBD is expected to be completed in mid-2010 when copies will be placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department’s most recent estimate is of the effect on the sale price of homes to which energy efficiency improvements have been made of the requirement to produce an energy performance certificate. (309401)

No such estimate has been made.

However, the Department for Communities and Local Government is working with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and other stakeholders on a project to explore the extent to which energy performance is reflected in the value of a property and the effect on the market price of homes as a result of the installation of energy efficiency and renewable heat and energy technologies.