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Building Regulations

Volume 698: debated on Monday 21 January 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have any plans to develop a Code for Sustainable Buildings which applies to non-domestic buildings in the same way that the Code for Sustainable Homes applies to new housing stock. [HL1221]

The Government are committed to dramatically improving the energy performance of new non-domestic buildings and are currently developing their proposals on this for consultation later this year.

In addition, the Government are keen to build on the momentum that already exists in this sector to see a wider improvement in the sustainability of these types of buildings. A number of sustainability assessment tools are already being used by many organisations and we would like to see their uptake increased. Options for achieving this are currently being considered and will be included in our consultation document later this year.