The Existing Homes Alliance (EHA) has given a cautious welcome to the outcome of the Spending Review which confirms the Scottish Government’s commitment to providing £1.8 billion to decarbonise Scotland’s homes.
Existing Homes Alliance Scotland director Elizabeth Leighton covers a new research report published today by the coalition on the regulations and support needed to decarbonise Scotland’s owner occupied homes. Skyrocketing energy prices are crippling many households’ finances, pushing ove
Ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change, tackling inequalities and investing in the economy and public services were at the forefront of the 2022-2023 Scottish Budget yesterday though some in the housing sector believe it has fallen short in delivering on house building and energy eff
The Scottish Government’s proposed Fuel Poverty Strategy is a useful start but lacks the policies and investment to meet the statutory fuel poverty targets according to the Existing Homes Alliance (EHA).
Today we launch our COP26 feature showcasing the efforts of Scotland’s dynamic affordable housing sector with the first episode of our new Scottish Housing News Podcast - a scene-setting round table discussion featuring David Bookbinder, director of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Ho
The Scottish Government has set out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty.
The Scottish Housing Day partners have commissioned research with the support of Aico to find out more about public awareness and attitudes towards housing and the climate emergency in Scotland. Scottish Housing Day is an annual event aimed at encouraging discussion on a particular challenge or
The draft cooperation deal between the SNP and Scottish Green Party could have a positive impact on improving the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes, according to the Existing Homes Alliance. A shared policy programme drafted by the parties includes plans to deliver 110,
Scottish Housing Day is back for the sixth year and will take place on Wednesday 15 September 2021. The day is intended to raise awareness of challenges and successes in the housing sector and raise people’s awareness of their housing options. This year the focus is on housing and the climate
Political parties should commit to building a green recovery and creating thousands of sustainable jobs across Scotland through a major home retrofit programme, according to the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.
Scotland’s transition to net-zero emissions by 2045 must be a “national mission with social justice at its heart”, according to the Just Transition Commission (JTC), the independent commission set up to advise the Scottish Government on how to manage the move fairly. In its final r
The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (EHA) has welcomed the announcement of additional funds for energy efficiency as part of budget negotiations, taking the total funding for domestic heat decarbonisation, energy efficiency and fuel poverty to £201 million for 2021/22. The Draft Scottish
Environment, housing and anti-poverty campaigners have called for a £100 million boost to the budget for energy efficiency measures, saying the move could provide up to 17,000 green jobs, help cut climate emissions and improve properties across the country. Friends of the Earth Scotland,
Funding announced by the Scottish Government falls short of delivering the required number of affordable homes needed in Scotland and won't effectively tackle fuel poverty, housing charities have warned following yesterday's Scottish Budget.