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Wednesday, April 16, 2023

New protocol for Scottish Energy Performance Certificates for existing buildings

The Scottish Building Standards Agency (SBSA) has entered into a protocol with BRE Scotland for the issue of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for existing buildings in Scotland. This scheme is one of several that the SBSA has in place with different organisations - see for further details.

The requirements to become a member of the scheme are as follows:

- To have the required professional criteria for membership.
- To abide by the scheme's Code of Conduct.
- To abide by the scheme's Disciplinary Procedures.
- To have details published on our register of EPC scheme members (existing buildings).

Training will be provided for scheme members in the following:

- The use of the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculation tool for non-domestic buildings; Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP) for domestic buildings.
- Energy efficient designs.
- Energy audit survey techniques.

To register your interest in joining the scheme go to or contact Laura Birrell at BRE Scotland: 01355 576200