The Scottish Government has revealed that changes will be made to energy efficiency standards for new buildings from October 2015.
Improvements to new homes are expected to cut carbon emissions by 21%, compared to current levels. New non-domestic buildings – such as shops and offices – are expected to see average reductions of around 43%.
This follows the announcement earlier this year that the UK Government has set a target to build only zero carbon homes from 2016. As an energy management consultancy that delivers energy-efficient turn-key solutions, BG Energy Solutionswelcomes these changes to building legislation.
Duncan Biggins, Managing Director of BG Energy Solutions, says: “The Scottish Minister for Planning rightly points outthat these measures are integral to the valuable tasks of saving energy and aiding growth of the low-carbon economy.”
He adds: “As a building management systems expert, we understand the benefits of energy efficiency. We look forward to businesses being able to cut costs, reduce carbon emissions and improve resilience to future energy price rises.”