Religious Buildings: Energy Performance Certificates

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Sarah Wollaston Sarah Wollaston Chair, Health and Social Care Committee, Chair, Health and Social Care Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the definition his Department uses for 'place of worship' is for the purpose of exemption from Energy Performance Certificates.

Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

DCLG does not define the term, "buildings used as places of worship" but allows it to take its common sense meaning.

However, those responsible for such buildings may wish to seek advice from their local weights and measures authority to ensure that they, as the relevant enforcement body, share the view that the building in question is exempt from the requirement to have an Energy Performance Certificate on sale or rent.

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