Views sought on energy efficiency proposals in building regulations

VIEWS are being sought on Scottish Government proposals to beef up the energy efficiency standards in new buildings.

A deadline of October 15 has been set for responses to a consultation on not just proposed changes to energy standards but also associated topics such as ventilation, overheating and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Says a Scottish Government announcement, here: “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.”

The announcement adds: “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.”

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