Energy Saving Trust webinar (Tuesday 27 Sept) on new regulations in Scotland on energy efficiency in existing non-domestic buildings

Energy Saving Trust webinar (Tuesday 27 Sept) on new regulations in Scotland on energy efficiency in existing non-domestic buildings

Webinar (Tuesday 27 September, 12.30pm - 1.15pm) on new regulations in Scotland on energy efficiency in existing non-domestic buildings

The Energy Saving Trust is organising a webinar covering new Section 63 regulations in Scotland on energy efficiency in existing non-domestic buildings. The webinar includes details on the regulations and also how to become a Section 63 Advisor.  Register here

What are the Section 63 regulations?

The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016, made in response to Section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, form part of the Scottish Ministers' action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions arising from building use.

These regulations apply to the sale or rental (to a new tenant) of most buildings over 1,000 square metres in size. Owners of qualifying buildings are required to assess their building and make an 'Action Plan' available in support of the sale or rental process. These 'Action Plans' are carried out by Section 63 Advisors.

The owner must then either undertake improvement work to meet the energy performance and emissions targets identified in the Action Plan or, alternatively. may defer such work by reporting annual operational energy use. The latter is achieved by production of a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and, in response, the DEC Assessor role is being introduced into Scotland for the first time.

Section 63 Advisors

These Advisors are persons who have demonstrated competence and understanding in identifying practical energy improvement measures for existing buildings. They will be non-domestic EPC assessors who are either construction professionals who are members of a professional body or institution or have demonstrated competence by other means.

Register here

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