Question reference: S6W-05067
- Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Date lodged: 15 December 2021
Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 January 2022
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Historic Environment Scotland publication, Guide to Energy Retrofit of Traditional Buildings, regarding the need for "an extensive programme of domestic retrofit" and the part that "the existing built environment, including older or historic buildings, will need to play...in the national refurbishment effort".
This technical guide is an example of Historic Environment Scotland’s important and pioneering work in climate change research. The guide is positive in addressing the common assumption that older buildings are harder to treat, and enables the owners of traditional and historic properties in Scotland to make informed choices about the options available to improve energy efficiency.