Scottish Government launch scoping consultation on new build heat standard
15 December 2020
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.