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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-07163
Asked by: Dean Lockhart, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 10 March 2022


To ask the Scottish Government how much time it will take to carry out the physical works to retro-fit and decarbonise all buildings in Scotland in order to meet the 2030 targets under its Heat in Buildings Strategy.

Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 21 March 2022


The amount of time spent on the physical works for each building retrofit can vary and depends on a range of factors. Some of the factors which influence the time taken are: the building type; the types of work needed to improve the energy efficiency of the building; and the type of zero emissions heating installed.

Our workforce assessment, currently underway, will give insight into the drivers of the range of retrofit times and related workforce and skills needs across relevant sectors. In addition, working with industry, we will co-produce a Heat in Buildings supply chain action plan focussed on ensuring industry can deliver at the pace and scale needed.