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The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Amendment of the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme Regulations 1997

5.  In regulation 15–

(a)after the definition of “central heating” insert–

“electric storage heater” means, any of the following which, in each case, was manufactured at least 20 years before the date of application–

(a)

a free-standing storage heater;

(b)

an electric fan-assisted storage warm air system;

(c)

an electric wired underfloor heating system, set in solid floors; or

(d)

an electric ceiling heating system;.;

(b)after the definition of “energy advice” insert–

“inefficient central heating system” means–

(a)

a central heating system that is unable to deliver the minimum temperature standard; or

(b)

a central heating system that consists of or includes–

(i)

a solid fuel boiler with a seasonal efficiency of less than 55%;

(ii)

a natural gas boiler with a seasonal efficiency of 55% or less;

(iii)

an oil-fired boiler with a seasonal efficiency of less than 65%; or

(iv)

a gravity or semi-gravity solid fuel heating system which was manufactured at least 20 years before the date of application;

“minimum temperature standard” means a temperature of 23ºC in a living room and 18ºC in all other rooms sustained for at least 16 hours in every period of 24 hours;

“partial central heating system” means a system that does not provide warmth to one or more of the following rooms–

(a)

the main living room;

(b)

the main and any second bedroom;

(c)

the main bathroom; and

(d)

the main hallway;

“seasonal efficiency” means the efficiency of a boiler as determined using the Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings(1);;

(c)after the definition of “self-contained dwelling” insert–

“service occupancy” means occupancy as a tenant of a dwelling in terms of a contract of employment;.

(1)

The Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings 2001 Edition SAP 2001 published on behalf of DEFRA by BRE 2001.

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