Energy Efficient Scotland consultation: Making our homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient

This consultation runs in conjunction with the Energy Efficient Scotland route map and asks for views on proposals on standard setting for domestic and non-domestic properties, access to EPC data, and on legislation.


1. Please find Scotland’s Climate Change Plan here: and the Energy Strategy here:

2. Low regret options are heating systems that should not be required to be replaced/upgraded before the end of their planned operational life.


4. NRS Estimates of Households and Dwellings, 2016, estimates that there are 2.45 million households or 2.58 million dwellings.

5. Source: SHCS based on SAP 2012.

6. RdSAP is used for pre-existing buildings, while SAP is used for new builds. There is a necessity for this split in how buildings are assessed as existing buildings cannot feasibly meet some of the energy efficiency criteria which are now in effect for new builds.

7. For the consultation and analysis of responses, please see

8. Mobile homes, often known as Park Homes, are self-contained prefabricated buildings, transported to a licensed park home site where they are assembled. Once in place they are very rarely moved, but to comply with the law they must remain capable of being removed.

9. Scottish EPC Register (based on EPCs lodged 29 January 2013 to 31 July 2017)

10. The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 – see

11. Route Map link: /ISBN/9781788518161

12. Which can be found here:

13. The same dataset for an individual property can be accessed by downloading the EPC and Recommendations Report from the SEPCR at Properties can be accessed via address search or use of the EPC Report Reference Number.

14. Bearing in mind that consumer protection is a reserved matter ( UK Government responsibility)


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