Heat networks: Building Assessment Report (BAR) guidance

Statutory guidance on building assessment reports (BAR) to support the owners of non-domestic buildings to discharge their duty in relation to assessing their building’s potential to connect to a heat network. They should be read alongside the HNZ and Building Assessment Reports (Scotland) Regulations 2023.


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Nothing in this report is intended to be or should be interpreted as an endorsement of, or recommendation for, any supplier, service or product or as commentary on the adequacy of any prior work undertaken by any contractor, designer or consultant.


Email: heatnetworkBAR@gov.scot

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