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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S5W-21618

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 11 February 2019
  • Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 26 February 2019


To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for the implementation of the updated Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU) 2018/844 and the creation of strategies (a) to improve indoor air quality, (b) for renovating existing buildings to improve energy efficiency and (c) to make buildings ready for smart energy systems.


Directive implementation will be subject to a consultation as part of the review of energy standards within building regulations, which started with a call for evidence in 2018.

Our Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map (May 2018) sets out intended action to deliver improvement through the renovation of our existing building stock. The Programme recognises air quality and sought views on this issue as part of the Energy Efficient Scotland consultation in 2018. The Programme will be reviewed regularly allowing it to account for emerging technologies, including smart and local energy systems.