§ 53. Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what design guidance and requirements his Department is issuing to health authorities and others for new hospital and other health buildings and renovation work to encourage them to use passive solar techniques and technology.
§ Mrs. Currie
Advice on the orientation of health buildings and optimising window areas is included in 177W energy efficiency guidance issued to health authorities. The Department is also monitoring research on solar technology, including the use of atria and conservatories.