Existing Homes Alliance

Existing Homes Alliance calls on political parties to grasp green jobs opportunities

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.

Published 12 April 2021

Commission calls for just transition to net zero to be made a 'national mission'

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.

Published 23 March 2021

Existing Homes Alliance welcomes extra funds for energy efficiency and fuel poverty

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.

Published 9 March 2021

Additional £100m energy efficiency spend would bring 'triple win' for jobs, health and emissions

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. 

Published 12 February 2021

New strategy published to transform heating in Scotland’s buildings

Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation. 

Published 8 February 2021

Scottish Budget: Funding outlined for homes and regeneration but affordable housing cut condemned

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.

Published 29 January 2021

Plan for one million zero emission homes by 2030 is 'ambitious' but detail needed on delivery

Over a million homes in Scotland need to be upgraded to low carbon heating by 2030 to ensure the Scottish Government meets its statutory climate change targets, according to an updated plan published yesterday.

Published 17 December 2020

Call for action as one in four Scottish households in fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has been urged to double its funding after new figures revealed more than 600,000 homes in Scotland are in fuel poverty.

Published 2 December 2020

Existing Homes Alliance Scotland calls for energy efficiency to be at the heart of recovery with 2021 election manifesto

The next Scottish Government should invest at least £1.3 billion over the next Parliament in making Scotland’s homes highly energy-efficient and zero carbon emissions from heat, according to the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 6 November 2020

Existing Homes Alliance Scotland gives cautious welcome to infrastructure investment

An overall increase in infrastructure investment set out in the Scottish Government’s draft Infrastructure Investment Plan has been welcomed by the Existing Homes Alliance.

Published 28 September 2020

Programme for Government: Scottish Government 'disappoints' on social housing and renter support

The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 2 September 2020

Coronavirus recovery ‘must invest in fuel poverty and energy efficiency’

A Commission established to make recommendations to ministers on how Scotland can transition to a net-zero economy by 2045 while mitigating risks that could arise in relation to fuel poverty, among other things, has issued its first report.

Published 4 August 2020

EHAS: More needed in Scottish Budget to tackle climate emergency

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (EHAS) has welcomed the £25 million additional investment included in the Scottish Budget for local energy efficiency projects.

Published 28 February 2020

Draft Budget fails to deliver financial certainty for housing post-2021

An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed by the sector, though “serious concerns” remain about the lack of financial certainty beyond March 2021.

Published 7 February 2020

Housing alliance calls for energy efficiency budget to double to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

A report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045 has been published today by the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 5 September 2019