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Housing: Carbon Emissions

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Liberal Democrat, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to reduce carbon emissions in new properties.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister for Housing

The Government are committed to progressive improvements in the energy efficiency requirements for new homes and to enabling zero carbon homes from 2016 and non-domestic buildings from 2019. The Government are working with industry and others on the standards for zero carbon homes. The energy performance standards in the building regulations which apply to new buildings were strengthened last year and the Government are making plans for further changes in 2013.

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