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Historic Buildings: Energy

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 320, tabled on 28 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to make historic houses more energy efficient.

Answered on

2 June 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) offers a range of policies aimed at making houses, including historic houses, more energy efficient.

In addition, DECC is supporting the development of guidance from the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance to help reduce the risks of unintended consequences when retro-fitting insulation to buildings, particularly older ones, including moisture risk guidance and an online tool to help installers assess the suitability of retrofit measures for traditional buildings.

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Department for Energy and Climate Change