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The Building (Energy Performance of Buildings) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016

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Amendment of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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2.—(1) The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) For regulation 17(1)(a) (continuing requirements)(2) substitute—

(a)accessible parts of every air-conditioning system within a building are inspected at regular intervals not exceeding five years; and.

(3) In paragraph 6.1 (carbon dioxide emissions)(3) of Schedule 5 (building standards applicable to design and construction)(4)—

(a)omit “and” after sub-paragraph (a);

(b)after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

; and

(c)it is a nearly zero-energy building; and

(c)at the end insert—

Interpretation of this standard

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“energy from renewable sources” means energy from renewable non-fossil sources, namely wind, solar, aero-thermal, geothermal, hydrothermal and ocean energy, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogases; and

“nearly zero-energy building” means a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with a methodology approved under regulation 7 of the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008(5), where the nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on site or nearby..

(2)

Regulation 17 was amended by S.S.I. 2006/534 and S.S.I. 2012/209.

(3)

Paragraph 6.1 was amended by S.S.I. 2006/534, S.S.I. 2010/32 and S.S.I. 2014/219.

(4)

Schedule 5 was substituted by S.S.I. 2006/534.

(5)

S.S.I. 2008/309. Regulation 7 was substituted by S.S.I. 2012/315.

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