These are the Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016 No.146) which come into force on 1st September 2016.
The purpose of these regulations are to assess energy performance of non-domestic buildings and emissions of greenhouse gases from those buildings. The regulations also go further to implement requirements where owners of applicable buildings must make improvements to the building improve its energy efficiency and reduce energy emissions.
These regulations will apply to any non-domestic building and building unit with a floor area of over 1000 square meters. Subject to the exceptions in S.2(2) of these regulations which states that they will not apply to:
- a building or building unit constructed in accordance with relevant building standards;
- a green deal improved property; or
- a building to which the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008 do not apply by virtue of regulation 4(a) of those regulations.
Penalties can be imposed under these regulations via S.24 which can issue a penalty charge notice to a building owner for failure to make improvements required under these regulations. The penalty charge is set at £1,000.
The Schedule to the regulations details improvement measures which are utilized to make the energy performance and emissions target for a building.
For more detailed information refer directly to the legislation.
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