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.

14 page PDF

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14 page PDF

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Scotland's non-domestic energy efficiency baseline: report
Summary

14 page PDF

996.3 kB

Summary

This report has provided an estimate of the baseline energy efficiency performance of Scotland's non-domestic buildings. The analysis has shown that there is considerable variation between the emissions intensity of different building types predicted by current EPC ratings. It is also clear that there are potential issues with using the current EPC band to monitor improvements in energy efficiency over time.

Adopting a building type benchmarking approach similar to that underpinning the comparative rating and creating a Scottish 'Comparative Asset Rating' may provide a clearer picture of changes in the energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings. This supports the approach advocated in the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map on which the Scottish Government has recently consulted[6].

The analysis has also highlighted that further work will need to be undertaken with public sector partners to establish a specific baseline for public sector buildings.


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