The Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021 requires Building Assessment Reports (BARs) to be produced for all non-domestic buildings in Scotland owned by the public sector with an annual heat demand of 73 megawatt-hours per year or more. BARs should set out the potential for the buildings in question to be supplied with heat from a heat network.

The first BARs must be prepared "as soon as reasonably practicable" and thereafter every five years.

Copies of all BARs for buildings in Falkirk must be submitted to both the Scottish Government and Falkirk Council. Guidance on completing a BAR can be found at the website.

Download the template for completing a BAR:

BAR template

You can submit BARs for buildings in Falkirk Council by emailing them to:

Copies should also be emailed to the Scottish Government at:

Developers of heat networks who are interested in accessing data from BARs for Falkirk can contact: