Energy: Prices

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 27th April 2022.

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Photo of Jonathan Reynolds Jonathan Reynolds Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Industrial Strategy

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether has has made an assessment of the effect of increases in energy prices on the cost of running buildings owned by his Department.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Department is committed to reducing energy consumption and has carried out a number of energy efficiency measures at its headquarters (which is leased through the Government Property Agency) at 1 Victoria Street, London, to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. These include upgrading lighting to LEDs, upgrading the Building Management System (BMS) and central building services, installing electrical sub-metering throughout the building, and installing Artificial Intelligent BMS software. The Department monitors its energy consumption and reports on its greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Greening Government Commitments.

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