Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing post-2020 (EESSH2): consultation

This consultation seeks views on the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing post-2020 (EESSH2).


1. Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing: Guidance for Social Landlords (Revised December 2017), /publications/energy-efficiency-standard-social-housing-eessh-scottish-government-guidance-social/pages/1/

2. The Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map is available at: /ISBN/9781788518161

3. The Energy Efficient Scotland Consultation is available at: /ISBN/9781788518178

4. More information on the Energy Strategy is available at:


6. Scottish House Condition Survey 2016: Key Findings, Chapter 4: Fuel Poverty,

7. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 2015, table B1,

8. New Climate Change Bill: Climate Change Bill Consultation –

9. Scottish Health Survey, 2016 Edition: Chapter 10: Respiratory Health.

10. See paragraphs 5-6 for details of SAP and the 2020 milestones.

11. Poor ventilation can lead to poor indoor air quality. Common manifestations of this include an accumulation of moisture, house dust mites and volatile organic compounds in the air inside homes. Excess moisture generated by normal domestic activity such as washing, cooking and passive drying can also be retained in the building envelope, and the impact of moisture exhaled during sleep can be significant. This can lead to problems with dampness and condensation, can contribute to illnesses such as asthma, and encourage the growth of moulds.

12. EESSH guidance (see footnote 1), paragraph 10.1

13. Examples of these can be found at:

14. EESSH guidance (see footnote 1), paragraph 5.12

15. See paragraph 27

16. Total investment to meet EESSH in 2016/17 was £100m (£112m in 2015/16). Around 80% of this came from social landlords' own resources, with around 20% from other funding sources e.g. the Scottish Government, UK Government, ECO. Landlords forecast £140m investment to meet EESSH in 2017/18

17. The ECO3 consultation was launched on 30 March and is available at:

18. Further information is available at:

19. See

20. The Impact Assessments are available at:
Energy Efficient Scotland – Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment /ISBN/9781788518529
Energy Efficient Scotland – Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report /ISBN/9781788518512
Energy Efficient Scotland – Equality Impact Assessment /ISBN/9781788518482


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