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Buildings: Energy

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 59943, tabled on 20 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the role of building standards in improving the energy efficiency of the built environment, in the context of the Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy.

Answered on

25 October 2021

As set out in the recently published Heat and Buildings Strategy, the Government aims to ensure domestic and non-domestic buildings are constructed to be highly efficient, better for the environment, and fit for the future.

The UK has a strong track record in improving the energy performance of its homes, with 40% now above Energy Performance (EPC) Band C, up from just 9% in 2008.

The Government will look to bring in interim building standards Regulations Part L and F, in June 2022, to increase energy performance standards for domestic and non-domestic buildings ahead of the Future Homes Standard and Future Buildings Standard.

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