Published in 2007, The Sullivan Report - ‘A Low Carbon Building Standards Strategy for Scotland’ set out recommendations to drive forward standards and innovation. The Report made recommendations across a wide range of topics, including on the delivery of very low carbon buildings through building regulations, in support of Climate Change objectives.
The original Report provided recommendations for investigation within an overall route map towards ‘net zero carbon’ new buildings and was integral to recent review of energy standards, both the 2010 standards and the announcement on 2015 energy standards. It has also influenced development of policy in a range of other areas.
In recognition of the economic downturn and in support of ongoing and future work, Ministers asked the Panel to reconvene in May 2013 to revisit some of the original recommendations.