The Scottish Government has announced it is set to introduce a multi-million plan to ensure all new homes use renewable energy from 2024.
The new regulations will look to increase the use of renewable energy and low carbon heating in new build homes.
A £30 million investment will coincide with the new plans, the Scottish Government said last night.
Renewable and low carbon heating systems will also be phased in for non-domestic buildings given consent to build from 2024.
The Scottish Government said it has introduced the new regulation and funding as part of its initiative to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2045.
Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “Scotland is internationally recognised for its leadership on tackling climate change and for responding to the global climate emergency by setting an ambitious target to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2045.
“We have also set a challenging interim target of achieving a 75% reduction in emissions by 2030.
“It’s becoming increasingly clear that the pace of decarbonising Scotland’s domestic and non-domestic buildings has to increase significantly to achieve those aims, and emissions from our buildings will have to fall close to zero.
“We will ensure that new homes and buildings across Scotland meet the challenge of the climate emergency, combining the action we need to take on climate change with our ambition to provide affordable, warm homes.”