Scottish Government launch scoping consultation on new build heat standard

15 December 2020

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The Scottish Government has committed to ensuring that, from 2024, new buildings must use heating systems which produce zero direct emissions at the point of use. A new build heat standard is currently being developed to help achieve this, and an initial scoping consultation aims to set out the Scottish Government’s high-level vision for the new standard.

The consultation sets out a range of outcomes for the standard to achieve, including ensuring new homes and non-residential buildings are affordable to heat, supporting the delivery of a continued supply of high quality homes, and offer opportunities for retraining and upskilling workers to install zero emissions heating systems.

The consultation is open until 3 March 2021, and can be viewed on the Scottish Government website.