Climate Change Agenda following COP26

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Bournemouth and Poole College should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Bournemouth and Poole College,

As part of the Climate Change Agenda following COP26 we are compiling a list of Organisations who do not comply with current legal requirements under The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (England and Wales).

You have been noted as an offender, specifically in respect of buildings containing air conditioning. Part 4 Inspection of Air Conditioning Inspections of the EPB refers.

Questions;

1. Were you aware of the Regulation?
2. Provide a time-scale in which you intend to comply? We will check for your compliance certificate on the open government database:
Find energy certificates and reports by postcode – Find an energy certificate – GOV.UK (communities.gov.uk).
3. If you do not intend to comply, why not?
4. Who is the Responsible Person at your Organisation?
5. Do you have a Sustainability Plan or Carbon Reduction Programme?

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Thomas

Freedom of Information, Bournemouth and Poole College

Dear Jessica

Thank you for your email of 12 November requesting information about the energy performance of buildings regulations. I am Bournemouth & Poole College’s Freedom of Information Officer and will be your point of contact going forward.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Johnson
Freedom of Information Officer
Bournemouth & Poole College

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Freedom of Information, Bournemouth and Poole College

Dear Jessica

Thank you for your email of 12 November where you requested information about the energy performance of buildings regulations.

The information you have requested is below:-

1. Were you aware of the Regulation? Yes

2. Provide a time-scale in which you intend to comply? We will check for your compliance certificate on the open government database: As soon as we have funds available

Find energy certificates and reports by postcode – Find an energy certificate – GOV.UK (communities.gov.uk).

3. If you do not intend to comply, why not?

4. Who is the Responsible Person at your Organisation? Chief Operating Officer

5. Do you have a Sustainability Plan or Carbon Reduction Programme? Yes

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If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Michael Johnson
Vice Principal, Finance & Commercial Development
The Bournemouth & Poole College
North Road
Parkstone, Poole
BH14 0LS

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Johnson
Freedom of Information Officer
Bournemouth & Poole College

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