Energy efficiency - regulation in existing non-domestic buildings: call for evidence

We are seeking evidence relating to the regulation of heat and associated emissions in non-domestic buildings.

4. Scottish Government consultation process

Consultation is an essential part of the policy-making process. It gives us the opportunity to consider your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work. You can find all our consultations online:

Each consultation details the issues under consideration, as well as a way for you to give us your views, either online, by email or by post. Responses will be analysed and used as part of the decision-making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence. We will publish a report of this analysis for every consultation. Depending on the nature of the consultation exercise the responses received may:

  • indicate the need for policy development or review;
  • inform the development of a particular policy;
  • help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals; and
  • be used to finalise legislation before it is implemented.

While details of particular circumstances described in a response to a consultation exercise may usefully inform the policy process, consultation exercises cannot address individual concerns and comments, which should be directed to the relevant public body.

4.1 Next steps

The Scottish Government will review responses to this call for evidence to inform the development of options to regulate the energy efficiency and zero-emissions heating of existing non-domestic buildings. A further public consultation on the proposed options for regulation will be published in summer 2022 as outlined in the Scottish Government's Heat in Building Strategy 2021.



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