What must happen to Scottish housing for it to meet its CO2 cutting targets by 2020 and 2050?
The DEMScot model allows Scottish policy-makers to examine the effect of 18 technological improvements to existing housing: how much energy and CO2 is saved by each, and at what cost?
The model includes:
- Yearly CO2 emissions from electricity, gas and solid fuel use in Scotland’s 2.3 million homes
- New house building in Scotland through to 2050
- Embodied CO2 from new homes and technological upgrades
- CO2 impacts of changing factors under user control (behavioural effects)
- Current best estimates for changing CO2 intensity of electricity
- Current best estimates for changing energy costs to 2050.
Client: The Scottish Government
Coordinator: Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd