Since the announcement that energy efficiency is now a National Infrastructure Priority for the Scottish Government, a number of objectives have been introduced to improve the energy efficiency of buildings across Scotland to assist with reducing energy costs, improving living standards, as well reducing carbon emissions and meeting climate change targets.
As defined in Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP), the Scottish Government has outlined a number of measures to improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings, including the public and industrial sector throughout Scotland.
Under SEEP, the Government has implemented the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for the privately rented sector in Scotland, as these are considered the least energy efficient homes and buildings. The minimum standard will assist with meeting the Governments commitments to reducing emissions, whilst improving the lives of tenants and occupiers.
As part of the consulting process, Stroma has responded to the Scottish Governments consultation about MEES in Scotland in order to comment on the programme and advise on possible developments to its policies.
View Stroma's response to Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme.