Housing futures

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.