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Midlothian Building Standards
Statement on feasibility of high-efficiency alternative systems (v3)
Where a building warrant application for a new building or buildings is submitted on or after 9 January
2013, it should be accompanied by a statement identifying how the feasibility of high-efficiency alternative
systems was considered and taken into account in developing proposals.
Applicants are not required to use the described technologies. As detailed in the Technical Handbooks, the
purpose of the Directive 2010/31/EU on the Energy Performance of Buildings is to encourage awareness
and consideration of such solutions.
Analysis may be as concise or as comprehensive as the applicant or their agent considers appropriate to
the level of discussion that occurred and type and complexity of the project.
The analysis of alternative systems may be carried out for individual buildings or for groups of similar
buildings or for common typologies of buildings in the same area. As far as collective heating and cooling
systems are concerned, the analysis may be carried out for all buildings connected to the system in the
same area.
Once submitted, the statement is retained with other building warrant information as a document of record.
The verifier is only required to record receipt of the statement and takes no action in respect of the content.
The statement should include the following:
1. Applicant
2. Duly Authorised Agent (if any)
3. Owner (if different from applicant)
4. Details of building(s) or site to which statement relates
Building type
[see Annex 6.C of the Domestic
Technical Handbook]
Non domestic
[see Annex 6.E of the Non
Domestic Technical Handbook]
Building warrant number
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7. Submitter
Signed: Dated:
Name/Company (in block capitals):
5. Fe
asibility of high-efficiency alternative systems
Systems used
In providing solutions which meet Standards 6.1 (Carbon dioxide emissions), 6.3 (Heating system) and 6.6
(Mechanical ventilation and air conditioning), is the use of high-efficiency alternative systems specified?
These technologies include, but need not be limited to:
decentralised energy supply systems (technologies that do not rely directly on the high volta
ectricity transmission network or gas grid) based on energy from renewable sources
cogeneration - e.g. combined heat and power (CHP)
district or block heating or cooling - including partial or full use of renewable energy sources, and
heat pump technologies
If yes, list systems used:
Reasons influencing decision to use
If such systems are present, what were the main reasons influencing the decision to use?
Reasons influencing decision not to use
If such systems are not used, what were the main reasons influencing the decision not to adopt?
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