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West Lothian Council

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… High performance doors Energy Standards for New Build Council Housing Emissions from buildings are responsible for approximately 20% of Scotland’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficient buildings reduce the demand for heat. Regardless of which system supplies a building’s heating requirements, it is important that action is taken to limit the amount of energy that needs…

… the energy efficiency of new buildings and include measures in support of the move to low carbon and renewable heat. The council will make a strong commitment to ensuring that our future new build housing stock is as energy efficient as possible. It is proposed that all new build council housing stock are designed and constructed to meet the requirements to achieve an A – Rated Energy Performance…

… Certificate (EPC) in terms of both the building’s ‘energy efficiency rating’, and the building’s ‘environmental impact rating’, which shows the buildings CO2 emissions. In addition to this it is proposed that all future new build council housing stock should meet all 8 requirements to achieve the current Scottish Building Standards “Silver” Standard. The council will investigate the implementation…

…, the Scottish Government has also committed to work collaboratively with the public sector to introduce a net-zero public buildings standard and the council will monitor progress on these developments and implement as required. The council will, as a minimum, achieve the standards set out in the LEIP and BB101 and will implement new standards for net-zero public buildings when introduced. Image 1…

…. These are: Low-carbon retrofits and buildings that are fit for the future. Tree planting, peatland restoration, and green infrastructure. Energy networks must be strengthened. Infrastructure to make it easy for people to walk, cycle, and work remotely. Moving towards a circular economy. The priorities identified align with the outcomes set out in this strategy and support the council’s


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