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%)

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