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SFHA Property Maintenance and Asset Management Conference – energy standards – what next?

Conference to discuss energy standards and more.

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This year’s SFHA Property Repairs and Asset Management Conference will look at current and forthcoming energy efficiency standards for social housing.

The conference comes at an ideal time to review and discuss the issue, as the Scottish Government is midway through a review into the Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing (EESSH). A working group has reviewed progress in standards to the 2020 target and will now look at setting a standard for 2032.

The target for 2032 is likely to be challenging, as the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan has set out an ambition for 80% of homes to be heated by either renewables or low carbon sources by 2032. 

This raises a number of issues:

  • How can we keep homes affordable to heat and prevent a rise in fuel poverty?
  • Will there be funds to increase the energy efficiency of homes?
  • Should associations switch from investing in gas central heating and, if so, when?

The conference will hear from the Scottish Government on progress towards EESSH and plans for a 2032 target. Delegates will also hear from housing associations that have had success in switching to renewable heating.

There will also be a workshop reviewing the results of a survey on housing associations’ progress to EESSH and the main challenges faced led by environmental charity Changeworks.

So come along to the Golden Jubilee Hotel on 4 and 5 October to hear about the energy efficiency targets, challenge the proposals and suggest solutions to increase energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.   

To find out more and to book your place, please visit the ‘what’s on’ section of the SFHA website.