Scottish Housing Day 2021
Scottish Housing Day took place on Wednesday 15 September 2021 and highlighted challenges and achievements across the housing sector. With the eyes of the world on Glasgow for COP26 in November, this year’s Scottish Housing Day concentrated on the climate emergency.
The Scottish Government has signalled their commitment to reaching net zero emissions by 2045, an aim which will require input and support from all sectors of housing, including the private rented sector (PRS). With new regulations involving energy efficiency due to come into force over the coming years, which will affect all homes, it is crucial that landlords and letting agents remain up to date with the changes.
SAL held a special online event focussing on energy efficiency in the PRS (pictured) where member landlords and letting agents discussed and shared best practice on how we can all work together to play our part in tackling the climate emergency. The meeting was kindly sponsored by Aico and conversation covered topics such as greener heating options in rented properties, how to improve energy performance certificates, funding options and the challenges of improving the efficiency of rural properties. The Scottish Housing Day report which investigated public awareness and attitudes towards housing and the climate emergency in Scotland can be accessed here www.scottishhousingday.co.uk/
Further information about Scottish Housing Day and resources can be found online at http://www.scottishhousingday.co.uk/
Scottish Housing Day is delivered in partnership by Aberdeen Citywide Multistorey Group, the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO), CIH Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland, Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (EHA), Homes for Scotland, Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the Scottish Government, TPAS Scotland, Under one Roof and Wheatley Group.