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The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published these data in order to provide information about the energy performance of buildings. The publication of these data is intended to contribute to delivering the Government’s policies to adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will provide data to facilitate improvements in the energy efficiency of buildings through research, improved management and innovation.

Please note that this data contains personal data. If processing falls within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation, or the Data Protection Act 2018, you will become a data controller and must comply with the data protection legislation.

Any use of address data which is not specified in Royal Mail’s copyright notice or covered by one of the copyright exceptions will require an appropriate license.

Royal Mail Copyright Notice

These data include addresses and postcodes in which intellectual property rights are owned by Royal Mail Group Limited (‘address data’). The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published the address data with the consent of Royal Mail Group Limited, which reserves all its copyright, database rights, trade marks and other intellectual property rights.

Royal Mail Group Limited permits the use of ‘address data’ for specific purposes related to the energy performance of buildings which are as follows:

  • • The effective management of properties in the private or public sector with a view to promoting energy efficiency (through consideration of factors such as patterns of use, maintenance, repairs, improvements and upgrades of building structure or energy using systems).
  • • Research to provide data, analysis and statistics intended to improve the understanding of energy efficiency of buildings or to facilitate innovation and improvement in use, design, materials and equipment to this end.
  • • Research into the effectiveness or impact of energy efficiency improvements including those delivered through Government or other energy improvement programmes.
  • • Promoting and marketing energy efficiency improvements that may be made through a Government energy efficiency programme or initiative.
  • • Promotion and better understanding of the current energy efficiency of buildings and potential improvement in the building sale or rental markets and/or by building occupiers or users.
  • • To enable enforcement authorities to carry out enforcement duties as required by the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (England and Wales) 2012 (SI 2012/3118).
  • • By local authorities in the exercise of their duties under section 91 of the Building Act 1984, or an approved inspector for the purposes of the inspector’s functions under Part 2 of the Building Act 1984.
  • • For the prevention or detection of crime, the apprehension or prosecution of alleged offenders, any proceedings in a court or tribunal or complying with an order or a court or a tribunal.

In addition to the purposes set out above there are certain exceptions to copyright which permit you to use copyrighted material for specific and limited purposes. These include non-commercial research and private study, subject to compliance with certain conditions. Further information about these exceptions can be found here:

Where you publish or otherwise share address data with any other person for any of the purposes permitted under this copyright notice, you must include a copy of this copyright notice with the data.

Any use of address data which is not specified in this notice or covered by one of the copyright exceptions requires an appropriate license and is subject to Royal Mail Group Limited’s relevant terms and conditions listed at

By using address data on this website you will be taken to agree to the terms set out in this copyright notice. Failure to comply with this copyright notice may lead to Royal Mail Group Limited taking legal action against you.

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Non-Address Data

All data fields other than the address and postcode data (address, address 1, address 2, address 3, postcode) available via this website are licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.