Historic Environment Scotland (HSE) revealed its response to the climate emergency on 20 February when it published its Climate Action Plan 2020-25.
HSE will aim to become net zero by 2045 by doubling its annual emission reduction targets over the next ten years and beyond. This target will be reviewed and revised in line with Scottish Government expectations on Public Bodies.
The body will gradually eliminate gas heating from its sites, with all its energy to be obtained from renewable sources by 2032. Sites that lie at the heart of communities will be developed as hubs to support district-wide energy networks. HSE will also optimise energy efficiency improvements at all sites by 2028.