The Scottish Government has launched a consultation seeking views on proposed plans to ensure buildings in Scotland are warmer and more energy efficient. The heat in buildings strategy sets out proposals to transform more than one million homes, and an estimated 50,000 non-domestic buildings, to the use of low and zero emissions heating systems by 2030. The draft strategy outlines the steps that will be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland’s homes, workplaces and community buildings, and aims to ensure that poor energy performance as a driver of fuel poverty is removed.
Over the next five years, the Scottish Government has committed £1.6 billion in investment to improve heat and energy efficiency in Scotland’s buildings. It is hoped that this funding will support the acceleration of energy efficiency measures and zero emissions heating systems, in order to decarbonise an area currently responsible for creating one-fifth of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions each year.
The consultation is open until 30 April 2021 and can be viewed on the Scottish Government website.
Source: Scottish Government, 5 February 2021