Scottish Building Regulations: Proposed changes to Energy Standards and associated topics, including Ventilation, Overheating and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Scottish building regulations set minimum standards applicable to new buildings and to new work to existing buildings.

The Scottish Government’s recent draft Heat in Buildings Strategy sets out their vision for decarbonising heat and reducing energy demand across all buildings in Scotland, setting out the scale of the investment opportunity and supporting our green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Following review in 2007, 2010 and most recently in 2015, these new proposals for the review of energy standards set through building regulations seek to deliver further improvement to the energy efficiency of new buildings and new building work, in line with our wider net zero ambitions.

Proposals (for mid-2022) will also address consequential changes to ventilation provision arising from improved energy standards, set out plans for assessment and mitigation of overheating risk in new dwellings and residential buildings, improve compliance with energy standards and seek views on separate proposals (for later implementation) for electric vehicle charging provision in new buildings and those subject to major renovation.

To support the consultation a series of themed Q&A webinars will begin from week commencing 13 September.

The webinars will provide the opportunity for people to come together to consider the proposals and to identify and discuss the practical implications.

Please click here to register for the webinars.

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