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The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2012

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Energy performance certificates

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7.  In regulation 6 (energy performance certificates)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) after “building” insert “or building unit”;

(b)after paragraph (1)(b) insert—

(ba)include an energy performance indicator;

(bb)include an indicator, expressed numerically, of primary energy use;;

(c)for paragraph (1)(c) substitute—

(c)contain cost effective and technically feasible recommendations for improving the energy performance of the building or building unit including—

(i)measures in connection with a major renovation of the building envelope or technical building systems; and

(ii)measures for individual building elements independent of a major renovation of the building envelope or technical building systems;

(ca)include a statement indicating that—

(i)more detailed information on the cost effectiveness of the recommendations made in the energy performance certificate; and

(ii)the steps to be taken to implement those recommendations,

are contained in the recommendations report;;

(d)in paragraph (1)(d)(i) after “building” insert “or building unit”;

(e)for paragraph (1)(e) substitute—

(e)be issued by a qualified member of an approved organisation for that category of building or building unit.;

(f)in paragraph (2) after the word “building” insert “or building unit”;

(g)for paragraph (4) substitute—

(4) Certification for a building unit may be based—

(a)on the assessment of another representative building unit with the same energy-relevant characteristics in the same building; or

(b)on a common certification of the whole building in which the building unit is located.; and

(h)after paragraph (5) insert—

(6) Certification for a house may be based on the assessment of another representative house where—

(a)the representative house is of similar design, size and actual energy performance quality; and

(b)the member of the approved organisation issuing the energy performance certificate has confirmed in writing that this is the case..

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