FOI request: Buildings & Energy

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear East Devon District Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information request.

I would like information about your Council's Planning policy in relation to climate action.

In particular, please supply me with info relating to the following questions:
1. Please provide a list of all council owned properties ((council offices, buildings such as leisure centres, excluding council homes) and their EPC certificates. And if you have it easily to hand, what is the average energy efficiency rating of all council owned properties (council offices, buildings such as leisure centres, excluding council homes) from 2021 (or the most recent data you have)?
1a. What is the energy efficiency of the council's homes (managed or owned by the council)? Please provide either a list of all buildings and their EPC certificate or the average across all homes.

Please provide the answers to both these questions with the EPC ratings of A, B, C etc (if you provide the answer in numerical format, we will group into A, B, C etc bands).

2. Does the Council have a renewable energy tariff with Green Energy UK plc, Good Energy Limited or Ecotricity for 80% or more of their energy?
2b. Does the Council buy directly from a local renewable energy source or have it’s own renewable energy sources? And if so, what % of the Councils total energy use is powered by this/these renewable energy sources?
2c. If the council does manage the energy for some or all of its council homes, how much (in % if possible) is from the Councils’ own or other local renewable energy or from a renewable energy tariff from Green Energy UK plc, Good Energy Limited or Ecotricity?

This may include, but should not be limited to, meeting minutes and other materials such as power point presentations considered by meeting participants, reports, spreadsheets, and relevant messages sent via tools such as WhatsApp, Slack, Yammer, or Signal.

I would prefer to receive information in a machine readable format, such as CSV files for data. I would prefer not to receive information in pdf format files.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,
Annie, Climate Emergency UK

East Devon District Council

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Dear Annie,

 

Thank you for your FOI enquiry. Please see our response below.

 

I hope this information is helpful but, if you feel dissatisfied with the
way we have responded to your request, please contact our Monitoring
Officer, Mr Henry Gordon Lennox, to request an internal review
[email address]

 

You may also approach the Information Commissioner for advice at
[1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Kind regards,

 

Sara

 

Ms S Harvey

Information and Complaints Officer

East Devon District Council

 

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[3]www.eastdevon.gov.uk

 

I would like information about your Council's Planning policy in relation
to climate action.

In particular, please supply me with info relating to the following
questions:

1. Please provide a list of all council owned properties ((council
offices, buildings such as leisure centres, excluding council homes) and
their EPC certificates. And if you have it easily to hand, what is the
average energy efficiency rating of all council owned properties (council
offices, buildings such as leisure centres, excluding council homes) from
2021 (or the most recent data you have)? - Not all of our buildings will
have an EPC, however we have provided a list of all our buildings and you
can go to the Gov.uk website [4]Find an energy certificate - GOV.UK
(www.gov.uk) and look them up. As this information is published already it
is exempt under Section 21 of the FOI Act 2000 - Information reasonably
accessible to the applicant by other means.

We do not hold the information in respect of average efficiency rating of
all council owned properties.

1a. What is the energy efficiency of the council's homes (managed or owned
by the council)? Please provide either a list of all buildings and their
EPC certificate or the average across all homes - Information not
currently held. The council is carrying out a survey of all its housing
stock which will include EPC rating but it is estimated that this survey
will not be completed for at least another year.

Please provide the answers to both these questions with the EPC ratings of
A, B, C etc (if you provide the answer in numerical format, we will group
into A, B, C etc bands).

2. Does the Council have a renewable energy tariff with Green Energy UK
plc, Good Energy Limited or Ecotricity for 80% or more of their energy? -
No

2b. Does the Council buy directly from a local renewable energy source or
have it’s own renewable energy sources? - We do not buy directly from a
local green renewable energy source / supplier, the council has its own
renewable energy source. 

And if so, what % of the Councils total energy use is powered by
this/these renewable energy sources? - Information not known

2c. If the council does manage the energy for some or all of its council
homes, how much (in % if possible) is from the Councils’ own or other
local renewable energy or from a renewable energy tariff from Green Energy
UK plc, Good Energy Limited or Ecotricity? – Tenants arrange their own
energy suppliers. Information not known.

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