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The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

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5.—(1) This Part does not apply to—

(a)buildings officially protected as part of a designated environment or because of their special architectural or historical merit, in so far as compliance with certain minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter their character or appearance;

(b)buildings used as places of worship and for religious activities;

(c)temporary buildings with a time of use of two years or less;

(d)industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand;

(e)non-residential agricultural buildings which are in use by a sector covered by a national sectoral agreement on energy performance;

(f)residential buildings which are used or intended to be used—

(i)for less than four months of the year, or

(ii)for a limited annual time of use and with an expected energy consumption of less than 25% of what would be the result of all-year use; and

(g)stand-alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m².

(2) Nothing in this Part requires an energy performance certificate to be given or made available to a prospective buyer or tenant at any time before the construction of the building has been completed.

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