Scotland must, by law, end its contribution to climate change by 2045.
As part of this, the Scottish government has committed to doubling the rate of low carbon heat installations every year to 2025. Currently, there are approximately 2,000 installs per year. This will reach 64,000 by 2025.
The low carbon heating market is expected to increase by approximately 26x through to 2030.
52% of energy demand in Scotland is for heating. This makes up the single largest source of emissions.
Decarbonising heat is the next big target for Scotland as it has the second highest levels of renewable electricity in the EU, but the lowest percentage of low carbon heating at 6.5%.
From 2025, Scotland will need to convert 100,000 properties a year over to low carbon heating, such as heat pumps, in order to reach its target of 2,000,000 households by 2045.
To aid with upskilling this new workforce, The Energy Saving Trust is offering a grant for low carbon heating skills which will cover up to 50% toward training courses for small to medium businesses.
To compliment industry training, Freedom Heat Pumps also offer manufacturer accredited training.
Tighter building standards and no new gas boilers in residential new builds. Phased in for new commercial buildings.
Low carbon heat percentage of domestic buildings to increase to 35% (commercial to be 70%).
Emissions from buildings to be 'near' zero.
All housing to be energy performance certificate (EPC) 'C' or better.