Views sought on new-build heating systems

PROPOSALS unveiled in June – for all new buildings in Scotland to be fitted with “climate-friendly alternatives to fossil fuel heating systems” – are now out for consultation.

Says the Scottish Government, of its plans, here: “The New Building Heat Standard (Part II) consultation sets out plans that would mean direct emissions heating systems (DEH), such as those run on fossil fuel, would no longer be installed in any homes and non-domestic buildings warranted from April 2024. They would be replaced by alternatives such as heat pumps, solar and electric energy.”

The June proposals were unveiled, here.

The consultation document, here, begins: “We are seeking views on our detailed proposals for a New Build Heat Standard (NBHS) to prohibit the use of direct emissions heating systems in new buildings warranted from April 2024.”

The deadline for views is October 20.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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