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PHT meet Scottish Minister for Education at COP26

Today COP26 focuses on buildings and cities, and as a big polluter, we are delighted that the built environment is getting attention.


PHT Research & Policy Director Sarah Lewis meets Mr Hepburn, Scottish Minister for Education - at COP26


This morning PHT Research & Policy Director, Sarah Lewis, met Mr Hepburn, the Scottish Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training. The event was held at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre today.

Passivhaus buildings can slash heating demand by up to 90%. It not only helps us meet net-zero targets and eases the transition away from fossil fuels, but it makes buildings more affordable to run and shields the most vulnerable from increasing levels of fuel poverty. We hope the Minister will take away that those efficient high-performance buildings are crucial in the race to mitigate against the most extreme climate crisis. Education and upskilling in low carbon construction are imperative to build a workforce that can deliver buildings fit for the future.

The  £450,000 Low Carbon Learning programme funded by the Scottish Funding Council through the National Transition Training Fund was launched today. The programme will upskill and reskill more than 700 people to deliver low energy buildings to Passivhaus and EnerPHit standards.


Further Information

Passivhaus @ COP26

Efficiency First

Passivhaus and Zero Carbon

Passivhaus student engagement

11th November 2021

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