Saint-Gobain in Scotland, alongside an alliance of other civic organisations, is calling on the Scottish government to ensure that no one in Scotland will be living in hard-to-heat, draughty, homes by 2025.
Alongside the Existing Homes Alliance, Saint-Gobain is asking the Government to take a long-term approach to improving the energy efficiency of Scotland’s buildings, ensuring that all homes in Scotland achieve an Energy Performance Certificate band ‘C’ by 2050.
This follows an announcement in June 2015 from the Scottish Government that it intends to make home energy efficiency a National Infrastructure Priority.
Alan Ferguson, Chair of the Existing Homes Alliance said: “It was great to see the Scottish Government’s commitment to make energy efficiency a National Infrastructure Priority. This is vital if we as a nation are to end fuel poverty blighting our homes and step up to the challenge of climate change. However, we now need to see concrete proposals and clear goals from the Scottish Government to make this happen. These should include a goal of helping all homes reach a C energy performance standard by 2025, and a commitment to major long-term funding to support investment in energy efficiency.”
Stuart McKill, Sustainable Habitat Leader in Scotland said: “We have been operating in Scotland for many years now, and are committed to improving the current housing stock.
“Currently, 39% of Scottish households are living in fuel poverty, and a long-term approach to improving the energy efficiency of buildings will reduce many of the problems currently facing homeowners, including cutting fuel bills, lowering emissions and reducing ill-health.”
As part of Saint-Gobain’s ongoing commitment and operations in Scotland, a new website and brochure has been launched, providing an overview of the 22 Saint-Gobain brands currently operating in Scotland, and the construction materials and product solutions available which also support Saint-Gobain’s sustainable habitat strategy.
Saint-Gobain has also been involved in the construction of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, with products specified at The Kelpies, in Falkirk, and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the east end of Glasgow.