﻿Many new schools only achieve low-level EPCs
Over half of new schools requiring an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) are achieving band D or below (53%), according to schools minister Jim Knight responding to a parliamentary question from shadow climate-change minister Gregory Baker.
By the end of 2008, 28 secondary schools and 64 primary schools had EPCs, and only three had achieved an A rating, with a further 29 reaching a B rating.
Secondary schools generally achieved better EPCs than primary schools, with 61% achieving bands A to C. compared with 25% for primary schools.
16 of the 28 secondary schools achieved band A or B (57%) but only 16 of 64 primary schools (25%)