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Heat, Housing and the Future of Net Zero Homes

21 March 2024


Free event on Heat, Housing and the Future of Net Zero Homes

SSN is delighted to have partnered with Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and Holyrood Events for Heat, Housing and the Future of Net Zero Homes event.

The Scottish Governments Heat in Buildings Bill Consultation has set out ambitious statutory fuel poverty reduction targets, and measures to eliminate heating systems which burn fossil fuels. Accelerating progress towards a Net Zero housing network is crucial in keeping Scotland on track to meet its 2045 climate targets. Will necessary progress be a source of further hindrance to those struggling to find or afford a home?

A widely publicised housing crisis continues to exacerbate accommodation scarcity and heat insecurity, and urgent reform is required to cut the fifth of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions currently being produced by homes. Holyrood’s 2023 Climate Action Summit exposed the challenges, including a green skills gap and a lack of public confidence in energy markets, that must be addressed.

Holyrood’s new annual ‘Heat, Housing and the Future of Net Zero homes’ one day conference will explore what practical steps are necessary to deliver a greater supply of affordable housing whilst adhering to the more stringent energy standards (such as the ban on direct emissions heating systems) coming into force in 2024.

This event is being hosted in partnership with Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) and the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI).

Panel sessions include:

  • Scottish housing: from urgence to resurgence
  • What will ongoing energy reforms mean for Scotland’s social housing sector?
  • Bridging housing’s green skills gap

Bringing together local authorities, housing associations and members of the Scottish Government, this event will set out key areas of focus and action needed to deliver a future of truly sustainable Net Zero homes.

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