Scotland sets energy efficient buildings standards for 2015

News Item
07 Oct 2013

New buildings in Scotland will be more energy efficient from 2015 after the Scottish Government confirmed changes to the country's building standards.

Scottish Planning Minister Derek Mackay announced that from October 2015 new homes will have to produce 21 per cent less CO2 emissions than current levels. Meanwhile, the improvement in non-domestic buildings such as shops and offices will an average reduction in emissions of around 43 per cent. Mackay described the new measures as a "vital step" in Scotland's drive to becoming a greener country and insisted the timeline was not too tight for industry to meet the new standards.

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