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Action on Climate Change: Proposals for Improving the Energy Performance of Existing Non-domestic Buildings - A Consultation by the Scottish Government

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Annex B: Questionnaire

Q1. Can we achieve the significant carbon emission reductions we need from non-domestic buildings by relying on the current measures and support available?

Yes

No

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Q2. Do you agree that we should seek to use a holistic approach to carbon assessment for the built environment when such methodologies are available?

Yes

No

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Q3. How should we measure and account for our efforts in so far as they reduce indirect emissions?

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Q4. Should Scottish Ministers take powers that place a statutory duty on the owners, or persons delegated by the owners of non-domestic buildings, to carry out an Assessment of Carbon and Energy Performance ( ACEP) other than when a building is sold or rented out?

Yes

No

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Q5. Should Scottish Ministers be able to vary the time intervals between EPCs as a part of ACEPs?

Yes

No

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Q6. Should it be mandatory for cost-effective improvements identified within the ACEP to be actioned by the owners, or persons delegated by the building owners, or should action be at the discretion of building owners?

Yes

No

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Q7. Should consideration be given to extending legislation to include a requirement for operational ratings, as well as asset based ratings? If yes, should provision be made for sub-metering?

Yes

No

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Q8. Should there be an entirely separate process for historic/traditional buildings to reflect their distinct characteristics, or should the requirements of such buildings be incorporated into a single assessment process which takes account of the characteristics of older buildings?

Yes

No

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Q9. Do you agree with the suggested criteria at paragraph 6.13 that should be considered in the assessment of historic/traditional buildings?

Yes

No

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Q10. Can you suggest additional assessment criteria and are there other criteria and actions you would like to see included? Are there criteria and actions which you think should be excluded?

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Q11. Should responsibility for enforcement rest with local authorities or should there be some other body? Please offer suggestions for appropriate bodies.

Yes

No

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Q12. Should contraventions and sanctions apply along the lines identified above?

Yes

No

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Q13. In many instances, the business and public sectors welcome regulation as it creates a level playing field, however, regulation needs to be proportionate and be sensitive to the needs of these sectors. As a tenant or building owner, what impact would these proposals have on you or your business? (Please indicate all positive and negative effects that you perceive may occur as a result of these proposals).

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Q14. Do you have other views or issues with the proposals for existing non-domestic buildings, including those that are of historic/traditional nature?

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Q15. What are the equalities implications of the measures outlined in this consultation paper?

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