Scotland plan for review of energy standards

The Building Standards Division of Scottish Government have announced a call for evidence as part of their review of the energy standards within the Scottish Building Regulations. 

The review is considering the next steps to further enhance the energy performance of buildings and contribute to greenhouse gas abatement targets set under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. 

The first stage of the review is a ‘call for evidence’ which gathers stakeholder views on the design and construction of buildings under the current energy standards, introduced in October 2015. The questionnaire seeks feedback on the effectiveness and impact of the current standards on the delivery of energy efficient buildings, and also where stakeholders consider opportunities lie for further improvement in energy performance. Information supplied will assist the Scottish Government in scoping the review and will help identify any potential barriers to constructing buildings that are both energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions.

The closing date for submissions is 14th September 2018. 

Elmhurst will of course be responding to this call for evidence and will publish the submission for all to see. Elmhurst members, especially those active in Scotland, are encouraged to make their own submissions.

The consultation was launched on the 25 June and closes on the 14 September and can be accessed at:

Article Published: 4th July 2018

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