In an enquiry lodged in October 2011 by the Scottish Government, ClimateXChange was asked to explore scenarios for meeting the housing sector’s contribution to the Climate Change (Scotland) Act targets, with a particular focus on the period 2020-2030. ClimateXChange commissioned a team of experts at Glasgow Caledonian University to undertake the work.

The research aimed to provide a practical and realistic assessment of technical and policy options to reduce energy demand from the existing Scottish housing stock from 2020 to 2030.

The work was divided into two Tasks:

Task 1: Scope what Scotland’s housing stock can be expected to look like in terms of energy efficiency by 2020.

Task 2: Assess the abatement potential of Scotland’s housing stock from 2020-2030 in the context of a trajectory to 2050.