Scottish Civil Estate: efficiency and sustainability report 2019 to 2020

Scottish Ministers are required to lay before the Scottish Parliament this annual report which uses key performance indicators to assess progress in improving the efficiency and sustainability of the Scottish Civil Estate.

5. Looking Forward

2020-21 will see the completion of the Combined Heat and Power project at Victoria Quay.

As noted in section 4.6, Scottish Governments (SG) new Carbon Management Plan 2020-30 is currently under development. This will reflect SG's commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions targets and zero landfill of waste. One of the greatest challenges is likely to lie in decarbonising the heating at larger offices such as Victoria Quay and St Andrews House; achieving this may be reliant on the external deployment of technologies such as hydrogen.

A range of projects from 2020 onwards will continue improving the efficiency and sustainability of the SG estate. Scottish Government continues to be committed to reducing waste, delivering a sustainable and efficient estate and leading in the delivery of net zero carbon emissions.



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