The government has published its long-awaited response to its Future Homes Standard consultation, with new homes expected to achieve a 31% reduction in carbon emissions from 2021.
New rules are to be introduced to ensure all new homes built in Scotland use renewable or low-carbon heating.
The regulations, being introduced by the Scottish government from 2024, are part of plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Landlords are being urged to consider low carbon property upgrades that can deliver better outcomes for tenants with a new study suggesting they can be done cost effectively.
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