Commercial property owners in Scotland are unprepared for a new set of energy efficiency regulations set to come in later this year, a property consultancy has warned. The regulations will require owners of buildings larger than 1,000 square metres who sell or rent out their property to provide an Action Plan laying out measures they will take to improve the energy performance of the building and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They are also required to submit energy improvement data to the Scottish Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) register. But new analysis, released last week by property consultancy Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, found that around 70 per cent of those required to complete Action Plans have yet to do so. While property owners still have time to complete the plans before they come in on 1 September, the consultancy warned that landlords who fail to comply with the regulations could face enforcement action from local authorities.
Business Green 16th May 2016 read more »