This BRIA accompanies the consultation on Energy Efficient Scotland. It focusses on the following four key proposals, each of which sits under the overarching Programme banner:
- a long-term standard for all domestic properties in Scotland
- an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social housing beyond 2020 (EESSH2)
- a regulatory system for Local Heat and Energy Efficiency strategies (LHEES
- a regulatory system for district and communal heating.
As the proposals set out in this consultation are at different stages of development, the degree of detail provided in this BRIA with respect to different proposals varies accordingly. In relation to the ongoing consideration regarding the proposals for LHEES and the potential for regulation of district and communal heating, it is not possible at this time for the Scottish Government to carry out a fuller analysis of responses to our second consultation and continue to engage with our stakeholders to finalise our policies.
In addition, further review will examine future improvement targets and a long-term standard for non-domestic buildings. As there are no regulatory proposals developed for this policy, it is not reported within the scope of this BRIA. As the policy is developed, a separate BRIA will be prepared and issued.