Publication - Research and analysis

Scotland's non-domestic energy efficiency baseline: report

Published: 13 Dec 2018
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Energy, Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781787814431

This document outlines the energy efficiency of Scotland's non-domestic buildings with projections based on energy performance certificate data.

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Scotland's non-domestic energy efficiency baseline: report
Number and internal area of non-domestic premises

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Number and internal area of non-domestic premises

There are an estimated 196,000 non-domestic heat controlled premises in Scotland excluding military and agricultural buildings. Retail and financial premises account for 32 per cent of this total while offices and workshops account for 27 per cent as illustrated in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Share of non-domestic premises count

Figure 1: Share of non-domestic premises count

However, the picture changes when the floor area of buildings is considered.

Figure 2: Share of total non-domestic internal area

Figure 2: Share of total non-domestic internal area

The mean (arithmetic average) internal area of non-domestic premises in Scotland is estimated to be 390m2. Retail and financial premises are the smallest on average, with only an 18 per cent share of the total internal area of all non-domestic premises, whereas offices and workshops account for 29 per cent of the total area. 'Educational premises are the largest on average, representing over 9 per cent of the total internal area of all non-domestic premises, but make up just less than 4 per cent of premises.'


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