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Scottish Government urged to set example for energy efficiency

17 January 2012 No Comment

The Scottish Government have been urged to lead by example when it comes to making buildings more energy efficient. New figures revealed by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that no Government buildings in Scotland have achieved top energy efficiency ratings.

Scottish parliament, Edinburgh

Failing in the energy efficiency of its own buildings

Furthermore, The Kilmarnock Standard report that six of the 18 largest Government owned buildings in the country have been given either F or G-rated Energy Performance Certificates, which are the two lowest ratings available.

Considering how keen the Government has been to encourage Scottish residents to reduce their carbon footprint, it might be advisable for them to invest in energy-efficiency measures such as internal wall cladding for their largest buildings.

Not one Scottish government building has achieved top energy efficiency rating

Commenting on his party’s findings, Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur accused the Government of sending the wrong message to those living in Scotland.He told The Press Association:

“These figures show that the Government has failed to get a grip of energy efficiency in its own buildings. They talk the talk on energy efficiency but aren’t doing enough to walk the walk.

“It’s disappointing that none of the Government’s larger buildings achieve a top-rating energy certificate. It’s nothing short of scandalous, however, that most of the buildings received the two latest rated certificates.”

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