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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Contents
Scotland's non-domestic energy efficiency baseline: report
Main heating fuel

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Main heating fuel

EPCs indicate that half of non-domestic premises use electricity as their main heating fuel. Approximately 17,000 more non-domestic premises rely on electricity as their main heating fuel than rely on natural gas. However, the choice of heating fuel can vary depending on building type. For example, the retail and financial category contains around 32,000 more premises reliant on electricity than on natural gas. The most common heating fuel in all other categories except for storage and distribution and restaurants, caf├ęs and takeaways is natural gas.

Table 2: Proportion of non-domestic premises by main heating fuel

Main heating fuel Percentage of premises
Natural gas 42%
Grid supplied electricity 50%
LPG/Oil 5%
Biomass 1%
Other 2%

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