The Scottish government have published updated versions of the technical handbooks which apply to a building warrant submitted on or after March 1 2021 and to building work which does not require a warrant commenced from that date.
Technical Handbook (Domestic)
Technical Handbook (Non-Domestic)
The intention of Section 6 is to ensure that effective measures for the conservation of fuel and power are incorporated in dwellings and buildings. In addition to limiting energy demand, a carbon dioxide emissions standard obliges a designer of new dwellings and buildings to consider building design in a holistic way. Although the focus is primarily on lowering carbon dioxide emissions from dwellings in use, the measures within this section are intended to reduce energy demand and minimise the costs arising from the use of energy and fuel.