Question reference: S6W-23046
- Date lodged: 17 November 2023
Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 December 2023
To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for (a) private residential homeowners, (b) housing associations, (c) businesses, and (d) commercial building landlords to replace single glazed windows and doors with double glazing.
Through the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme, the Scottish Government currently provides up to £8,000 in interest free loan funding for private residential homeowners to upgrade single glazing to double glazing or to install secondary glazing. Homeowners can also currently access up to £4500 in interest free loan funding for insulated doors. Replacement of single glazed windows can also be supported through our Area Based Schemes where this provides value for money.
Housing Associations can apply for grant funding from the Social Housing Net Zero Heat fund for the installation of energy efficiency measures that deliver both carbon savings and reduction in fuel bills for social housing tenants. These measures include double and triple glazing and insulated doors. The fund is making at least £200 million available to registered social landlords (RSLs) to help install zero emission heating systems and improve energy efficiency in social housing during this parliament.
Should a business or commercial landlord be recommended improvements for their windows and doors through the Business Energy Scotland advice service and meet the eligibility criteria for the SME Loan and Cashback scheme, they could be eligible for between £1,000 - £100,000 interest free loan and up to £20,000 in an energy efficiency cashback grant. Making the total amount of Scottish Government funding available for these measures to be £120,000.