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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02455: Ross Thomson (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to mitigate the impact on business during upgrades to older buildings under the Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 21 September 2016

The regulations provide for mitigation of impact. Within a framework, building owners decide the improvement measures they will undertake within three and a half years. Should they not be in a position to do the work, it may be deferred by the reporting of operational energy use.

Further to this, in delivering our national infrastructure priority for energy efficiency, the Scottish Government will be consulting stakeholders in the development of proposals for Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme, including those around new or additional regulation and standards, as part of a wider package of financial incentives, advice and support for building owners and tenants.