Energy Efficient Scotland: equality impact assessment

The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) has been undertaken to allow us to look at how this programme impacts on people and is an opportunity to promote equality.

2. Setting the long term standard

2.1. When we consulted on the Programme in January 2017 there was a clear consensus that setting long term targets should provide clarity on requirements and a clear direction of travel. Through the Routemap, we are now proposing a long term standard for all residential properties at Energy Performance Certificate ( EPC) C by 2040. To support our fuel poverty targets we are proposing a more ambitious, non-statutory, target for those households in fuel poverty, with a standard of EPC C by 2030 and EPC B by 2040. Within the setting of a common standard for all residential properties we will work to build on the existing Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing ( EESSH) to set new milestones.

2.2. For non-domestic properties we will build on current regulations made under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act, with a view that all non-domestic buildings are assessed and improved to the extent this is technically feasible and cost effective by 2040. Following further research, we will consult on the setting of a long-term standard for non-domestic buildings in 2019.


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