Conservation of Fuel and Power

Introduction

Technical Handbook Section 6

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on proposed changes to energy standards within Scottish building regulations. This is in support of its goal of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to net-zero by 2045.

Proposed changes to the Domestic and non-Domestic Technical Handbooks in Scotland are expected to have a significant impact on glass and glazing products in residential and non-residential buildings. Ending on 26th November 2021, the consultation also proposes the introduction of a new standard addressing the risk of overheating in new homes.

The anticipated timeline for these regulatory changes is as follows:

Date  Action 
26th July 2021  Consultation commences on:
  • Changes to Domestic Technical Handbook Section 6 Energy 
  • Changes to Non-domestic Technical Handbook Section 6 Energy 
  • New mandatory standard for mitigating overheating risk in new dwellings
  • Changes to the standard for ventilation in domestic buildings
  • Changes to National Calculation Methodology Guide for Non-domestic Buildings in Scotland
26th November 2021  Consultation ends
Mid-2022  New standards come into force

Through our hub, we will monitor developments as the consultation draws to a close and report on the implications as they emerge.

If you have any questions on changes and what the implications might be for glass, please complete our online contact form, selecting 'Architect' or 'Trade' as the Nature of Enquiry and 'Other' as the Enquiry Type. Please state 'Technical Handbook Section 6' in the Question / Comment box when completing the form.

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