Scotland Opens Consultation on Energy Efficiency

Scotland have opened a consultation to set out proposal for energy efficiency targets which would see all homes meet Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2040. This is only where it would be cost effective and technically feasible. All non-domestic buildings would be assessed and improved by 2040 as well, if it is technically feasible and cost effective.

ATTMA will be using data from the ATTMA lodgement system to support its submission to Energy Efficient Scotland. This will help prove that air tightness testing is important in new builds and shows the current standard of new builds. This data then can be used to help influence what is needed to be done to help upgrade the energy efficiency of existing homes.

There is already legislation in place that give Scottish Ministers, local authorities and energy suppliers, a range of powers and duties to

  • Set energy efficiency standards for domestic and non-domestic buildings
  • Make payments for energy efficiency improvements
  • Reduce emissions and alleviate fuel poverty

Energy Efficient Scotland have already published a Route Map back in May 2018, to set out a pathway to making homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient. It set out the steps required to ensure all dwellings and non-dwellings are improved to reach a good level of energy efficiency.

Following on from the consultation, Energy Efficiency Scotland will analyse and respond to the responses received. The feedback will help inform further development of the programme and future update of the Route Map, which will be issued in Autumn 2019.

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