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Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies

Historic and Traditional Buildings

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This document sets out broad, general principles for working with traditional buildings, including planning considerations as well as the technical aspects of making traditional and historic buildings more energy efficient. It also signposts readers to further sources of information. 

Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES), which are produced by local authorities, cover heat and energy efficiency for all built environments. As 19% of buildings in Scotland are of traditional construction, it is essential for LHEES to take their specific needs and characteristics into account.