New build heat standard consultation: part II

Closes 20 Oct 2022

Opened 28 Jul 2022


We are developing regulations which will, from 1 April 2024, prohibit the use of direct emissions heating systems in new buildings: both domestic and non-domestic.

We are now in a position to provide further details on our intention to regulate heating systems in new buildings, and we are seeking stakeholder views on a number of key issues relating to these proposals.

Why your views matter

This consultation has been developed using feedback received from responses to the initial Scoping Consultation in 2020-21, alongside findings from a number of independent research projects commissioned to support the development of the New Build Heat Standard.

The introduction of the New Build Heat Standard will signal a significant shift away from what has long been considered ‘business as usual’, with an increased deployment in systems which are considered to be ‘zero direct emissions heating’ technologies: paving the way for the introduction of similar requirements in existing buildings from 2025 onwards. As a result, the Scottish Government is using this opportunity to formally seek views from all stakeholders on a number of key issues to ensure that regulations, to come into force from 1 April 2024, are effective and deliver the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions needed.

Read the consultation paper

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