Aiming for Green Heating in Buildings

Scotland is aiming to establish a green heating future in our buildings.

The Green Heat Innovation Support Programme is backed with £17.6million of funding from the Scottish Government. The idea is to research and develop new and green heating solutions.

 The Heat in Buildings Supply Chains Delivery Plan sets out the practical steps that will be taken to support the growth of the green heat sector.

Zero Carbon Buildings Minister is the Scottish Green MSP Patrick Harvie. He said:

 “Reducing emissions from our building stock forms a vital part of delivering on our climate obligations, and our Heat in Buildings Strategy sets a hugely ambitious vision to cut carbon and improve energy efficiency across Scotland’s homes over the coming years.

“Building a strong, skilled supply chain that’s capable of delivering at scale in all areas of Scotland is central to the delivery of the strategy. The development of our heating industry should be seen not only as a challenge which must be met in order to deliver on our ambitions, but as a substantial opportunity for the economy.

“The Scottish Government has a key role to play in supporting the development of the supply chain. The tangible actions set out in this document are the next step in our journey towards establishing a new industry for green heating in Scotland and I look forward to working with partners across the sector as we work to deliver the ambitions of this plan together.” 

The practical steps laid out in the strategy include:

  • Making available up to £17.6 million for investment in research, development and innovation within the Green Heat sector
  • Launching a challenge to establish Scotland as a destination for Green Heat manufacturing
  • Undertaking a refresh of the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan, setting out our approach to planning for Green Heat Skills
  • Using public procurement to maximise the supply chain impact of our funding programmes
  • Providing a dedicated programme to raise industry’s awareness of the Green Heat transition
  • Consulting on a new supplier led incentives scheme to provide a route to market for innovative business models and new consumer propositions

More than £800,000 of Green Growth Accelerator funding is being awarded across all local authorities this year to help develop low-carbon infrastructure projects, including retrofitting existing buildings. 

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