Scottish Building Regulations: Review of Energy Standards: ‘Call for Evidence’

Closed 14 Sep 2018

Opened 25 Jun 2018

Published responses

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A review of the energy standards of the Scottish Building Regulations has commenced.

This review is considering the next steps to further enhance the energy performance of buildings and contribute to greenhouse gas abatement targets set under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

The first stage of this review is to consider the effectiveness and impact that the 2015 energy standards, and the supporting guidance, had, or continues to have, on industry in delivering energy efficient buildings. Feedback received through this call for evidence will be considered in the next stage of the review.

Please note this consultation will run for a period of 12 weeks.

Why your views matter

We are seeking the views of stakeholders on the impact the last set of energy standards, introduced in 2015, had, or continues to have, on industry in designing and constructing buildings.

We wish to hear where you consider improved energy standards act as a driver for beneficial change. We wish to hear about the challenges you have encountered in meeting these standards and how they were overcome.

We want to understand where you consider there are opportunities to further improve the energy performance of buildings by means that are both technically feasible and cost effective. This feedback will inform the scope of topics considered as we develop and progress the next set of energy standards and supporting guidance.

In all of these areas, we ask for you to bring forward robust evidence to support your experiences and the case for further change.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us develop the next set of energy standards. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so.

Download the consultation paper.


  • Building and Planning
  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change