Public sector leads the way in delivery of Code for Sustainable Homes technical standards

The latest official statistics on the Code for Sustainable Homes and Average Energy Efficiency (SAP ratings) were released on 22 February 2012.

Statistics in this release relating to the Code for Sustainable Homes show the number of dwellings that have been certified to the standards set out in the Code Technical Guide.

Key points from the latest release are:

There were 52,486 post construction stage certificates and 98,865 design stage certificates issued up to 31 December 2011.

16 per cent of homes with post construction certificates and 26 per cent of those with design stage certificates have been built for the private sector. 84 per cent of homes with post construction certificates and 74 per cent of those with design stage certificates have been built for the public sector.

Between April 2007 and December 2011, 77,130 dwellings at the design stage received a three star rating and 331 dwellings received a six star rating.

Between April 2007 and December 2011, 45,555 dwellings at post-construction stage received a three star rating and 128 dwellings received a six star rating.

The majority of the certificates issued since April 2007 at design stage (78 per cent) and at post construction stage (87 per cent) have been awarded at three star rating.

The average energy efficiency (SAP) rating of new homes was 79.2 in England and 78.5 in Wales for the quarter October - December 2011. This is a decrease of 2.5 points for England 2.1 points for Wales on the same quarter in 2010, from 81.7 and 80.6 respectively.

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