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Delivering net zero for Scotland’s buildings – Heat in Buildings Bill: consultation

A consultation on proposals to make new laws around the energy efficiency of our homes and buildings and the way we heat those buildings.

The purpose of this Scottish Government consultation is to make you aware of the proposal to make new laws around the heating systems that can be used in homes and places of work.

Your views are essential and you are invited to share them on the following proposals:

Scottish Government plan to:

  • Reconfirm that the use of polluting heating systems will be prohibited after 2045; and
  • As a pathway to 2045, require those purchasing a home or business premises to end their use of polluting heating systems within a fixed period following completion of the sale.

There is also a plan to:

How to respond:

Scottish Government are inviting responses to this consultation by 8 March 2024.

Please respond to this consultation using the Scottish Government’s consultation hub, Citizen Space (http://consult.gov.scot). Access and respond to this consultation online at Proposals for a heat in buildings bill – Consultation. You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 8 March 2024.

If you are unable to respond using our consultation hub, please send your response, including the completed Respondent Information Form to: HiBConsultation@gov.scot


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