Setting out the long term vision for energy efficient homes and businesses in Scotland
Elmhurst has today (27th July) responded to the Scottish Government’s ‘Energy Efficient Scotland Consultation: Making our homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient.’
In the foreword Kevin Stewart (Minister for Housing and Local Government and Paul Wheelhouse (Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy) make a joint statement indicating a high level ambition:
“This government wants all our homes and buildings to be warmer, greener and more efficient and for people to reap the economic and health benefits that will bring.”
As Elmhurst has long campaigned for, Scotland needs a clear long term ambitious target. They further state: “This consultation and the associated Route Map have been informed by extensive consultation and discussions over the past two years. One of the key things we heard was that it is important to set out the end goal and key milestones upfront to provide certainty for property owners and investors. This consultation outlines our proposals for a long-term standard for Scotland’s homes and the proposed phasing of standards in privately rented and owner occupied homes.”
Stuart Fairlie Technical & Operations Director at Elmhurst Energy states: “We very much welcome the consultation and the focus it places on the importance of setting clear and concise long term goals for homes and businesses in Scotland. We have answered the consultation questions with constructive thought and we hope that the Government listen to these and respond with the tweaks and changes that are needed to ensure people’s homes and businesses are cheaper to run, warmer and produce fewer emissions.”
We would encourage anyone involved in buildings and energy to respond to this important consultation.
Elmhurst's full response can be viewed here.
You can view the consultation document here.