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This Practice Note looks at how the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (the EPC Regs 2008), SSI 2008/309 (as amended) apply to commercial property in Scotland.
The EPC Regs 2008 require:
an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to be produced on the sale, rent or construction of a building
an EPC to be accompanied by a recommendations report. EPCs produced before 1 October 2012 without a recommendation report are still valid but any EPC commissioned from that date must be accompanied by a recommendations report
advertisements for the sale or letting of a property in commercial media (including written particulars for the property) to include the EPC rating for the property
an EPC to be displayed in commercial premises which are larger than 500 sq m and are frequently visited by members of the public, if a certificate has been issued
an EPC to be obtained and displayed in public buildings larger than 500 sq m which are frequently visited by the public, and in all public buildings larger than 250 sq m with effect from 9 July 2015
an EPC to be registered in the Scottish EPC register for non-domestic properties
air conditioning equipment above a certain size to be inspected regularly
The Assessment of Energy Performance of
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