Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 6: Energy - A summary of changes in 2010 edition (Version 1)

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The 2007 report 'A Low Carbon Building Standards Strategy for Scotland' (commonly known as the 'Sullivan Report') made a variety of recommendations on further improving the environmental performance of buildings. A key recommendation of the Report was staged improvements in energy standards in 2010 and 2013, with the aim of net zero carbon in 2016/17, if practical. In response to that report the Scottish Government haven ow released the 2010 Technical Handbooks containing guidance aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from new buildings by 30% beyond current standards.

This Construction Briefing looks at the potential difficulties designers may face in complying with the new Building Regulations (which are effective from October 2010).

This sheet examines the transitional procedures which have been put in place to help with compliance, and it also contains tabularised information crucial to complying with the new Building Regulations, including fuel package and U-value tables for building elements.


  • Transitional procedures
  • Summary of amendments in 2010 edition
    • General
    • SAP 2009
    • Fuel package tables
    • Fabric backstops
    • Thermal bridging
    • Air tightness
    • Backstop values for conversions
    • Application to traditional buildings
    • Backstop values for extensions
    • Conservatories
    • Heating, cooling and ventilation
    • Lighting

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