FOI request: Buildings & Energy

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Suffolk County 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

Freedom of Information, Suffolk County Council

INFORMATION REQUEST – ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Thank you for your request. Please quote reference number 21873 in any future correspondence you may have with us.

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Kind regards

Tanya
Information Governance
Governance, Legal and Assurance
Suffolk County Council
Constantine House
Ipswich
IP1 2DH

Email: [email address]
Phone: 01473 265138

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INFORMATION REQUEST RESPONSE

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Kind regards

Tanya

Information Governance
Governance, Legal and Assurance
Suffolk County Council
Constantine House
Ipswich
IP1 2DH

Email: [email address]
Phone: 01473 265138

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