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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