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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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