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Energy performance certificates

6.—(1) An energy performance certificate must–

(a)express the asset rating of the building in a way approved by the Scottish Ministers under regulation 7(b);

(b)include a reference value;

(c)include cost effective recommendations for improving the energy performance of the building;

(d)include the following information–

(i)the address of the building;

(ii)where the certificate is issued by a qualified member of an approved organisation, the name of the approved organisation of which the person issuing the certificate is a member; and

(iii)the date on which it was issued; and

(e)be issued by a qualified member of an approved organisation for that category of building, or accepted by a verifier following submission of a completion certificate in accordance with regulation 41 of the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004(1).

(2) An energy performance certificate for a building is valid for a period of 10 years from the date on which it was issued.

(3) An energy performance certificate must not contain any information or data from which a living individual (other than the person issuing it or that person’s employer) can be identified.

(4) Certification for a unit designed or altered for separate use in blocks may be based–

(a)on the assessment of another representative unit in the same block; or

(b)on a common certification of the whole building for blocks with a common heating system.

(5) Paragraph (4)(b) does not apply to a unit that is a dwelling.

(1)

S.S.I. 2004/428 as amended by S.S.I. 2007/167.