A ban on double glazing
in listed buildings in Edinburgh has been lifted, meaning more people will be able to have energy efficient windows installed.
The Scotsman reports that, until recently, the ban was in place for A and B-listed buildings as it was feared that the character and detail of properties may be lost.
However, arguments were made that energy-efficiency was more important and, after a trial using slim cavity double glazing
windows, the city's council changed its mind.
Councillor Jim Lowrie, the city's planning leader, told the news provider: "The slim cavity double glazing
trial showed a significant reduction in the amount of heat lost can be achieved and didn't alter the appearance of the building to the naked eye.
"These windows can help reduce household bills, cut carbon dioxide emissions and ensure these historically important buildings maintain their natural elegance."
Writing for Footprints Eco Shop earlier this year, Alaine Christian explained how homeowners should go for low emissivity glass, which lets sunlight and heat in but reduces the amount of heat that can escape.