What is Sustainable Housing?
We want all Scottish people to live in good quality, warm, comfortable homes. We want to improve the condition and energy efficiency of the homes that people live in. Scotland's Sustainable Housing Strategy sets out our vision and actions to deliver a step change in provision of energy-efficient homes in Scotland.
How are we Achieving this?
We help local authorities to assist owners, landlords and tenants improve the condition of their properties. We also provide support and financial assistance to individual homeowners, landlords and tenants to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Homes can only become more energy efficient if they are in a good state of repair.
We are considering the development of a common cross-tenure house condition standard. Comments are invited on a proposal for a forum to enable discussion on key issues. Contact details are in the proposal.
Improving Energy Efficiency
Householders play a vital part in energy consumption and emissions reduction, according to research into consumer behaviour. Find out more about how you can take steps to save energy.
Information about current funding schemes to help make our homes more energy-efficient.
We are working with stakeholders to develop the best solutions to issues such as fuel poverty, reducing emissions and improving housing quality. We are working closely with the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change as it develops programmes such as the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation.
We want to help those in fuel poverty. To help meet our challenging 2020 emissions targets we have developed a new energy efficiency standard to reduce emissions from existing social housing.
We are developing proposals for consultation on minimum standards for energy efficiency standards in private sector homes.
We are supporting the development of greener homes through the Greener Homes Innovation Scheme and the production of a Greener Homes Prospectus which showcases current Scottish examples.
We are supporting the development of the Warm Homes Fund in Scotland by looking at additional mechanisms that could increase the overall scale of investment.