Housing: Sustainable Development

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals for a code for sustainable buildings which includes an assessment of (a) whole-life performance and (b) building type.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

We will be launching a consultation on proposed revisions to the existing Code for Sustainable Homes shortly. The consultation will focus on aligning the code with ongoing developments in zero carbon homes policy, including consulting on the energy efficiency standard; and developing opportunities for streamlining in the rating process as well as increasing awareness of the code and encouraging good practice.

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