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1 The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Current Scottish progress on implementation Gavin Peart

2 EPBD – Background An EU Directive is a set of rules imposed on Member States by the European Parliament It applies to all Member States We cant avoid implementation in Scotland The top line of this Directive is to promote improvement in energy performance

3 EPBD – Set in context Review of the Scottish Building Standards System – The Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Review of Section 6: Energy Housing Act (Single Survey) Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS)

4 EPBD and new Scottish System Review of building standards system: Started before EPBD negotiations Implementation timescale New system essential to EPBD implementation New system started on 1 May 2005

5 EPBD and review of Energy Stds Current functional standards & guidance = level transposition Drivers for the review Consultation on proposed Energy Standards is now underway

6 EPBD and Housing Act Energy certification in consultation Single survey

7 EPBD and SHQS Commitments for 2015

8 EPBD – Who does what SBSA – lead for Scotland ODPM BR Division – lead for E & W (assisted by DEFRA) DFP BR Unit – lead for NI ODPM BR Division - negotiate for UK

9 Aims of EPBD Reduce energy use in buildings to: Meet EUs Kyoto Protocol commitments and at same time: Perceptibly increase user comfort but without requiring: huge additional expenditure Exemptions: Buildings that are not cooled or heated

10 How will EPBD do this? Member States must: Adopt a methodology Set minimum standards for new build Give consideration to LZC technologies Use minimum standards for renovations Require energy performance certificates Require advice/inspection of boilers & air-con

11 Methodologies They are needed for: Setting standards (SAP and SBEM) Generation of energy performance certificates The types of building: Domestic (SAP) Non-domestic (SBEM) Directive compliant? - Yes

12 Setting standards No level of energy performance specified for MSs to achieve Review standards at least every 5 years Exempt buildings Reverse engineering Directive compliant? - Yes

13 New buildings New build must meet minimum standards: Building regulations & guidance The building standards system New buildings (1000m 2 ) must take LZC energy generating technologies, etc. into account where feasible Output of research on SBSA website Directive compliant? - Yes

14 Existing buildings The EPBD allows 2 options on tackling renovations in (1000m 2 ) buildings: The renovated systems will need to meet standards, or The renovated building as a whole will need to meet standards First option adopted Directive compliant? - Yes

15 Next stages Notify Europe Consultation

16 Energy performance certificate The purpose of an EPC is to provide information to owners, tenants and visitors Building (Scotland) Act 2003 powers: Require owners to obtain them through enforcement notices Require display in buildings Penalties for non-compliance Register?

17 EPC Timetable Construction Sale Rental Large public buildings

18 Energy performance certificate The EPBD requires an EPC: Construction, sale, rental and displayed at all times in (1000m 2 ) public buildings Consultation Guidance Drafting secondary legislation Certification work

19 Energy performance certificate Methodologies – not all finalised – but will include: –SAP –SBEM –RDSAP –SERT? –DSM? Appearance of EPC not finalised – but will include: -Numeric indicator of performance (CO 2 ) -Heating type -Energy used -A-G banding -Benchmarks -Cost-effective recommendations

20 Inspection of boilers Two options: a.Inspection and offer advice – but independent manner of inspections; or b.Offer advice (with possibly some inspections) – but there are reporting requirements Second option proposed – SBSA are working with EST as a partner organisation

21 Inspection of boilers Partner organisation Technical advice to users already drafted Send out advice – target audience Use BSR as resource (+ other avenues) Feedback

22 Inspection of air-conditioning Only one option: Inspection and advice done in an independent manner We set a functional standard and use continuing requirement powers in Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Inspection work

23 Summary of implementation Have notified Europe about Art. 3,4,5 & 6 and the derogations Public consultation April/May 2006 (12weeks) Submit timetable for derogation of EPCs and boiler/air-con system inspections (Summer 2006) Summer 2006 start boiler advice

24 Summary of implementation Once non-domestic methodology available, commence roll-out of EPCs for public buildings Spring 2007, implement changes to energy standards in Scottish Regs and EPCs for construction 2008?, align with Single Survey and EPCs at sale Jan 2009, EPCs at rental 2007/2008 phased air-con system inspections

25 Key Articles Art 3Adoption of a methodology Art 4Setting energy performance reqmts Art 5New buildings (min stds & LZC sys) Art 6Existing buildings (renovations) Art 7 Energy performance certificates Art 8Inspection of boilers Art 9Inspection of air-conditioning Art 10Independent experts

26 QUESTIONS? website

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