Building Schools for the Future Programme: Energy Conservation

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidelines he has issued on the use of (a) insulation standards and (b) microgeneration technologies in (i) new and (ii) refurbished schools buildings under the new Schools Building Programme.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

All new and refurbished school buildings must comply with the insulation standards laid down in the Approved Document Part L2 in support of the building regulations. We have issued comprehensive guidance on how to apply low and zero carbon technologies, including microgeneration, to our school building programmes on our website:

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