The Existing Homes Alliance conducted a survey of energy efficiency and low carbon heat businesses to ask for views on a credible pathway and timescale to meeting higher energy performance standards in Scotland’s existing housing stock, and how the government’s concerns regarding the supply chain readiness to deliver can be addressed. The purpose of the survey is to inform the debate about the timescales and standards set out in the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map and identify what support is needed to help the supply chain deliver.
The survey findings challenge many of the government’s concerns about the supply chain delivering to an accelerated timescale:
- The supply chain is ready to deliver EPC band C by 2030 and capitalise on job opportunities.
- Technologies are readily available, though innovation remains a priority.
- Costs are already lower due to current programmes, and some more reductions can be expected.
- More awareness and interest from homeowners already exists