All works that require a building warrant, whether new buildings, extensions, conversions or refurbishments, must meet the requirement of Section 6 (Energy) of the Scottish Building Standards.

Calculating energy use is complex and is becoming more and more specialised. The RIAS accredited construction professionals are recognised by the Scottish Government as able to help building owners and developers meet these energy standards. Known as Approved Certifiers of Design they can issue Certificates of Design which provide an assurance of compliance with regulations and entitles those applying for a building warrant to a reduction in the warrant application fee.

Details of the accreditation process and the benefits of employing an Approved Certifier of Design can be found at

Approved Certifiers of Design can certify their own designs and those of others as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Download the RIAS Energy Design Certification Leaflet.

For a full list of RIAS Approved Certifiers of Design please visit RIAS-Regs Design Certifiers.