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This content is not being updated. The latest Scottish Government policy on building standards can be found on https://beta.gov.scot. Current Building Standards technical handbooks are still in the Technical Guidance section on this website.

Section 6 Software

Calculation software implementing the UK National Calculation Methodology (NCM) is used in Scotland for three purposes:

  • Demonstrating compliance of new buildings with Standard 6.1 (Carbon Dioxide Emissions) under building regulations
  • Producing Energy Performance Certificates for new buildings and where existing buildings are to be sold or rented and for display in ‘public buildings’; and
  • For production of Action Plans or Display Energy Certificates in building subject to The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

Information on approved software and on use of such tools to meet these requirements.