Developing an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing: consultation

This consultation seeks views on the proposed Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) to further improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.


1. Homes Fit for the 21st Century: The Scottish Government's Strategy and Action Plan for Housing in the Next Decade: 2011-2020, February 2011, .
2. Further details on the SHSG, including the remit and membership, can be found on the Scottish Government website at:
3. Homes Fit for the 21 st Century, page 49, para. 171
5. ibid.
7. The Scottish Government's guidance on the SHQS defines what constitutes an inefficient central heating system:
8. Houses need to reach 5 on the National Home Energy Rating ( NHER) scheme or 50 (for properties with gas)/60 (other fuels) on the Standard Assessment Procedure ( SAP) 2001
9. Scottish House Condition Survey ( SHCS), November 2011,, pp. 39-43
10. ibid., p.15
11. Conserve and Save: Energy Efficiency Action Plan
12. Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting the Emissions Reduction Targets 2010-2022: The Report on Proposals and Policies, Scottish Government, March 2011
13. Local Housing Strategy - Climate Change, Scottish Government, March 2011,
14. The Built Environment Sector Plan, Scottish Government, 15 March 2011,
16. DWP, Family Resources Survey 2009-2010, Chapter 3, Tenure,
17. A Low Carbon Economic Strategy for Scotland: Scotland - A Low Carbon Society:
18. A Low Carbon Economic Strategy for Scotland
19. Population Projections for Scottish Areas (2010-based), National Records of Scotland,
20. Age, Home and Community: A Strategy for Housing for Scotland's Older People 2012 - 2021
21. In most cases, see paras. 6.12-6.18 for more detail
22. Please see Chapter 7 and the Department for Energy and Climate Change ( DECC) website for further information:
23. Model revised Scottish Secure Tenancy, July 2002:
24. ibid.
26. Energy Savings Trust, Reducing Emissions from Social Housing,, Technical Annexes, Section B.5
27. Further details on equality groups can be found on the Scottish Government website at:
28. Energy Savings Trust, smart meters technology,
32. See Chapter 2 of the Sustainable Housing Strategy consultation document
33. Fuel Poverty Review, Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum, Scottish Government,
34. SNP Party Manifesto 2011, details of Warmer Homes Fund
35. District Heating Loan Fund, Energy Savings Trust,
36. Community And Renewable Energy Scheme ( CARES), Scottish Government,
40. Clackmannanshire, Dundee, East Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian
41. Amber Green SPRUCE website,
42. The Scottish Social Housing Charter,
43. Introduction of an Energy Performance Certificate Lodgement Transaction, Scottish Government, October 2011, http://sh45inta/Publications/2011/11/16154018/17
44. (page 118)
45. Case studies were chosen to be a typical dwelling in this category


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