Social housing net zero standard consultation: business regulatory impact assessment

A partial business regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to set out potential impacts of the social housing net zero standard proposals.


1 Scottish Social Housing Charter 4 Outcome - November 2022

2 SHCS Key Findings 2007 - Figure 8

3 SHCS Key Findings 2015 - Paragraph 244

4 Energy Efficiency in Social Housing

5 EESSH Guidance for Social Landlords

6 Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

7 Heat in Buildings Strategy

8 Achieving net zero in social housing: ZEST Report, Recommendation 4

9 Domestic EPC Reform Consultation - Analysis Summary Report

10 Letter: Reform of domestic EPC rating metrics to Patrick Harvie MSP

11 Heat in buildings: Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing Review Group

12 Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

13 Heat in Buildings Strategy

14 Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Act 2019

15 Scottish Government (2020) Scottish House Condition Survey 2019

16 Tackling fuel poverty in Scotland: a strategic approach

17 Infrastructure Investment Plan 2015

18 Supporting documents - Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan

19 Energy strategy: position statement

20 Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party: Draft Shared Policy Programme

21 Heat in Buildings Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing Review Group

22 The metrics currently shown on EPCs do not solely reflect the energy efficiency of the building fabric, and so do not drive the fabric energy efficiency improvements that are key to improving our housing stock. To address this, we propose to introduce a metric to reflect the fabric of the home, namely the fabric rating. This is primarily intended to support any future fabric energy efficiency standards. This would provide a clear rating of the dwelling’s fabric efficiency.

23 ‘Polluting heating systems’ refer to heating systems which burn fossil fuels like gas boilers, oil boilers and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) boilers and bioenergy heating systems (e.g. those which use wood chips or other types of biomass or bioliquid (such as hydrotreated vegetable oil) also produce emissions when used to heat our homes – although there will be circumstances where these remain permissible).

24 Air quality is a key health issue affecting people, homes, and energy efficiency. While improvements in energy efficiency can lead to improvements in health outcomes, particularly for older people, young children, and those with respiratory and other chronic health conditions, there is the potential for unintended consequences adversely affecting the air quality in a home.

25 Towards an Industry for Green Heat: heat in buildings supply chains delivery plan

26 Consultation on the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing - Page 18

27 EESSH2 - Research and Modelling for the Scottish Federation

28 Scottish house condition survey: 2019 key findings

29 Development of trajectories for residential heat decarbonisation to inform the Sixth Carbon Budget

30 Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill: Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment 2020

31 Scottish secure tenancy: model agreement 2019



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