New Build Heat Standard: scoping consultation

Closes 3 Mar 2021

Opened 9 Dec 2020


The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that, from 2024, new buildings must use heating systems which produce zero direct emissions at the point of use.

We are currently developing our New Build Heat Standard to achieve this, and this initial Scoping Consultation aims to set out our high-level vision for the new Standard - which has been underpinned by a series of key outcomes.

Why we are consulting

This Scoping Consultation has been developed with input from an independently co-chaired external working group. However, the shift to zero emissions heating will impact on a broad range of different stakeholders and groups across Scotland - which is why the Scottish Government is formally seeking views from all stakeholders to ensure that the New Build Heat Standard can deliver the key outcomes identified within this Scoping Consultation. 

Responses to the consultation will be used to inform the development of the Standard.

Read the consultation paper

Give us your views


  • New Build Heat Standard - Scoping Consultation: Business/ Industry Workshop

    From 15 Feb 2021 at 11:00 to 15 Feb 2021 at 13:00

  • New Build Heat Standard - Scoping Consultation: Consumers Workshop

    From 16 Feb 2021 at 11:00 to 16 Feb 2021 at 13:00

  • New Build Heat Standard - Scoping Consultation: Islands Workshop

    From 17 Feb 2021 at 14:00 to 17 Feb 2021 at 16:00


  • Energy