Policy paper

Progress towards the sustainability of the building stock in England: fifth Parliamentary report

Update on progress made in the sustainability of the housing stock in England between November 2012 and November 2014.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Progress towards the sustainability of the building stock in England: fifth parliamentary report: Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004

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The Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 places a requirement on the Department for Communities and Local Government to publish biennial reports to Parliament to set out whether and how the building regulations and other related policies have led to improvements in environmental sustainability in the built environment. The report covers progress made between November 2012 and November 2014.

The Act specifies the areas that the report must cover and these include:

  • building regulations made over the period and their expected impact
  • any planned legislation, and proposals for the setting of targets in relation to sustainable buildings
  • an estimate of the number of dwellings in England

The report must also cover changes in the:

  • energy and carbon efficiency of the building stock
  • extent to which buildings have their own facilities for generating energy
  • recycling and reuse of construction materials over the period
Published 23 March 2015