Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (424)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

424. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if there is a national carbon control strategy for all the buildings in the State portfolio. [5442/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I refer to the reply to Question Nos. 444 and 445 of 21 January 2014 in which I set out the position from my Department’s perspective. There is no national carbon control strategy specific to buildings, whether in State ownership or otherwise. In view of the fact that the carbon impact of buildings generally relates the use and management of energy, I also referred to the specific responsibilities of my colleague , the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in relation to energy efficiency and renewable energy. In addition, the Office of Public Works has relevant functions in relation to ownership, management and efficiency of State buildings.