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The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 and come into force on 1st October 2012.

Amendment of the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008

2.  The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008(1) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 11.

Interpretation

3.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)omit the definition of “associated data”;

(b)after the definition of “energy performance certificate” insert—

“energy performance data” means information needed to produce an energy performance certificate or a recommendations report;; and

(c)after the definition of “prospective tenant” insert—

“recommendations report” has the meaning given in regulation 6A;.

Energy performance certificates on sale or rent

4.  In regulation 5(1) (energy performance certificates on sale or rent), after “the building” insert “and of the related recommendations report”.

Energy performance certificates

5.  In regulation 6 (energy performance certificates), after paragraph (1)(c) insert—

(ca)include a statement indicating that more detailed information on the cost effectiveness of the recommendations made in the energy performance certificate is contained in the recommendations report;.

Recommendations report

6.  After regulation 6 (energy performance certificates) insert—

Recommendations report

6A.(1) A recommendations report is a report which must include more detailed information on the cost effectiveness of the recommendations made in the energy performance certificate to which it relates.

(2) A recommendations report must not contain any information or data (except for the address of the building) from which a living individual (other than the person issuing it or that person’s employer) can be identified..

Registration of certificates

7.  For regulation 10 (registration of certificates) together with its cross heading substitute—

Registration of energy performance data

10.(1) There must be one or more registers of energy performance data from which the following documents may be produced—

(a)an energy performance certificate; and

(b)a recommendations report.

(2) Each register referred to in paragraph (1) shall be maintained by a keeper.

(3) A register may be maintained for different purposes or for different classes of buildings.

(4) Where a member of an approved organisation issues any document referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b), that person must ensure that the energy performance data relating to that document is sent to the relevant register before the document is issued.

(5) Any energy performance data entered onto a register—

(a)must be registered under a unique reference; and

(b)must not be altered once registered.

(6) Any energy performance data entered onto a register must be kept on the register for a period of at least 10 years beginning on the date on which it is entered onto the register.

Disclosures generally

8.  For regulation 11 (disclosures generally) substitute—

11.  The keeper of a register may only disclose any—

(a)energy performance data;

(b)any document produced from that data; and

(c)any information derived from that data,

if authorised by regulation 12 or 13..

Disclosures to approved organisation

9.  For regulation 12 (disclosures to approved organisation) substitute—

12.  The keeper of a register may disclose to an approved organisation—

(a)any energy performance certificate or recommendation report which was prepared by a member of that organisation; and

(b)any energy performance data relating to that document..

Disclosures to enforcement authorities and/or the Scottish Ministers

10.  In regulation 13 (disclosures to enforcement authorities and/or the Scottish Ministers) for “certificate or associated” substitute “data or any document produced from that”.

Use of information by the Scottish Ministers and/or the keeper of the register

11.  In regulation 14 (use of information by the Scottish Ministers and/or the keeper of the register) for “certificate or associated” in both places where it occurs substitute “data or any document produced from that”.

DEREK MACKAY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

6th June 2012

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