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Developing an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing: Analysis of Consultation Responses

Developing an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing: Analysis of Consultation Responses

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ISBN: 9781782564003

The report summarises the responses to the consultation on the proposed shape and content of an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) in Scotland

Executive Summary

This report summarises the responses to a consultation carried out by Scottish Government between June and September 2012. Views were sought from stakeholders in the housing and related sectors on the proposed shape and content of an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) in Scotland. The standard is designed to improve the energy efficiency of social housing and so help reduce energy consumption, fuel poverty and the emission of greenhouse gases.

In total, 86 responses were received. They represent views from local authorities, housing associations, the private sector, the third sector, representative bodies, and other organisations and individuals. The analys of responses is organised around the key themes of the consultation paper:

• rationale for introducing a new energy efficiency standard;

• options considered for an energy efficiency standard for social housing;

• financial implications of introducing a new standard;

• measuring and monitoring progress of the energy effeiciency standard; and

• the timetable for implementation.