Scotland sets energy efficiency standards for new buildings

New buildings in Scotland are set to be more energy efficient following changes to the standards announced by the Scottish Government, writes Energy Live News.

Improvements to new homes from October 2015 are expected to cut carbon emissions by around 21% compared to current levels while new non-domestic buildings such as shops and offices will have an average reduction of around 43%.

Minister for Planning Derek Mackay said the new measures are “vital” to drive Scotland to a low carbon economy.

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