The Existing Homes Alliance has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to make energy efficiency a National Infrastructure Priority. This announcement should lead to the step-change in ambition and scale that is required if we want everyone to live in warm, affordable and low carbon homes. Making energy efficiency a National Infrastructure Priority should, in our view, mean that the Scottish Government is working to upgrade all homes to a C energy standard by 2025.
No other infrastructure investment can achieve so much – tackling climate change while helping pensioners, young families, students, single parents to save money on fuel bills, improve their health, and lift people out of fuel poverty. It will also create and sustain jobs in every part of Scotland – upskilling the workforce to turn our leaky, cold homes into housing that is fit for the 21st century. Read more EXHA_pr_infrastructure9June2015_FINAL