Bill Bowman (North East Scotland) (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party) asked the Scottish Government what action it has taken to improve the average band D Energy Performance Certificate rating in the residential housing sector.
Kevin Stewart provided this information:
- By the end of 2021, we will have allocated over £1 billion pounds since 2009 on tackling fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency.
- This year alone we have allocated £145 million to improving the energy efficiency of Scotland’s building stock.
- 46% of dwellings were rated C or better in 2017, up from 24% in 2010.
- The number of dwellings rated below band D reduced from 27% in 2010 to 13% in 2017.
Earlier reports on progress in this respect are:
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