Under the requirements of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 and The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008, an Energy Performance Certificate is required for:
- all new completed dwelling houses submitted for building warrant approval after the 1st May 2007
- all domestic and non domestic buildings sold or rented from the 4th January 2009
Energy Performance Certificate Enforcement
Owners of new domestic and non-domestic buildings or owners intending to rent or sell an existing building, must provide all prospective tenants or purchasers with a copy of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC provides information about the energy efficiency of the dwelling and also provides cost effective recommendations on improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and fuel bills.
The enforcement of this legislation within East Ayrshire Council has been shared between both Building Standards and Trading Standards and has been divided as shown in the linked documents (East Ayrshire Council EPC Services Matrix and EPC Enforcement).