Forty per cent of UK carbon emissions come from buildings.
They will also be required to ensure that energy improvement data, including the action plan and energy performance certificate (EPC), are submitted to the Scottish EPC Register.
These new regulations from the Scottish government should reduce energy use, emissions and running costs for larger commercial buildings.
However, landlords must be proactive. If they don’t act on these new regulations, they could begin to rack up significant fines.
Critically, Scotland acknowledges that energy efficiency is a national infrastructure priority.
Mat Lown, partner, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor